Paris Museum Tour

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Oh wow I forgot to tell you how my Paris Museum week went. So for those who forgotten like me, everyday during a whole week I went to a museum here’s the review. This post  doesn’t have the capacity to hold all pictures I’ve taken but I’ve selected my favourites 😉

Musée d’art moderne-  Centre George Pompidou

OMG 10 ouf of 10.

I left a part of the museum in awe I could not stop myself from smiling I had such a good time. Amazing. Sounds weird I know. But museums are one of the best cultural gifts offered to us as human beings. The different interpretations of the human body, mind and form. Just amazing.

I only managed to explore a part of it, hopefully next Monday I’ll make it to part 2 of 4 parts I think. The ‘inside-out’ boilerhouse approach, which put air-conditioning, pipes, lifts and the escalators on the outside, leaving an adaptable space within. ( mind blowing) The multi-disciplinary concept of modern art museum (biggest in Europe apparently ), library, exhibition and performance spaces, and repertory cinema is al too revolutionary. There are four temporary exhibitions. Main temporary exhibitions take place on the ground floor, in gallery two on level six, in the south gallery, level one and in the new Espace 315, which is devoted to artists aged under 40.On level five, the historic section takes a chronological sweep through the history of modern art, via Primitivism, Fauvism, Cubism, Dadaism and Surrealism up to American Color-Field painting and Abstract Expressionism. Masterful ensembles let you see the span of Matisse’s career on canvas and in bronze, the variety of Picasso’s invention, and the development of cubic orphism by Sonia and Robert Delaunay. Don’t miss the reconstruction of a wall of André Breton’s studio, combining the tribal art, folk art, flea-market finds and drawings by fellow artists that the Surrealist artist and theorist had amassed.. Its thematic rooms concentrate on the career of one artist or focus on movements such as Anti-form or arte povera. You get it, just go okay.

 

Musée du Quai, exposition PHOTOQUAI – We are Family

Good – 5 out of 10

I have to admit it was so cold, and I think this was the official day in Paris where I felt cold for the first time. I obviously wasn’t prepared for it so ended up catching a cold :(, a very bad one.

The expo was really interesting, there were photographs taken by photographers of different countries offering images that mostly symbolised their country, its culture and its people.  It was good let’s leave it  at that. ( the temperature contributed a lot to the experience, I am sorry)

 

Louvre:
8 out of 10

Like the Pompidou I have not been able to visit the whole of it, it’s just huge. And I visit museums always after work 17pm which kinda gives me 2-3 hours to complete a section of each museum. And I take my time appreciating each art in whatever form it is, so you can imagine how time goes fast. I was a bit dissappointed by the size of Mona Lisa’s paint, there’s other paints in the building that deserve a lot more attention than she has. Soz.
Some 35,000 works of art and artefacts are on show, split into eight departments and housed in three wings: Denon, Sully and Richelieu. Under the atrium of the glass pyramid, each wing has its own entrance, though you can pass from one to another. Trust me it is so easy to get lost, I have done several times.

 

Musée d’Orsay
The Musée d’Orsay, originally a train station designed by Victor Laloux in 1900, it covers collections made between  1848 and 1914, works by Delacroix, Corot, Manet, Renoir, Pissarro, Gauguin, Monet, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and others.Alongside the Louvre and the Pompidou Centre, it’s is a must-see in Paris, especially its famed upper levels, which have just undergone a serious brush-up ( super cool mehn). The top floor is devoted to Impressionism, while you’ll find Art Nouveau, decorative art, sculpture, Post and Neoimpressionism art, and Naturalism on the middle floors, including a section on Nabi.

 

Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais

Built for the 1900 Exposition Universelle, the Grand Palais was the work of three different architects, each of whom designed a façade. I feel certainly a bit bothered by the fact that during the  World War II it accommodated Nazi tanks. But oh well, my phone died whilst I was there so unfortunately no pics 😦

To be continued…

Arty farty kisses,
Carmen

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