Queen Marie Antoinette by Kimiko Yoshida in Paris, France

This portrait of queen Marie-Antoinette symbolizes the baroque seduction which is at the heart of French culture.

Name:Kimiko Yoshida

Place you live: Paris, France

Place your photo was taken: Paris, France (in my studio)

Can you sum up Paris? I was born in Tokyo, Japan, therefore I come from a Buddhist culture consisting of minimalism, restraint and subtraction. When I moved to Europe, I discovered the culture of baroque consisting of accumulation, enticement, dizziness. My art is located in between these opposite significations.

Occupation: Visual artist.

Preoccupation: History of art

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Go and discover Le Louvre, Pompadour Center, Palais de Tokyo, Jacquemart-André, Camondo, Arc, Picasso Museum, Rodin Museum, Orsay Museum, Quai-Branly museum…

Where is your favorite place in the world? Venice, Italy