Thursday, September 8

belated Parisian post

  1. Tonry Cragg's Figure In/ Figure Out at Cour Puget, The Louvre. This curvaceous and vibrant sculpture sat splendidly within the glass roofed sculpture garden at the Lourve. It was an unexpected treat on a cool February morning in Paris.
  2. A fashion exhibition at the musee les art decoratifs, I was intrigued by the labeling, the names of designers printed on sheets of tissue paper and draped on the floor enhanced the individual garments, gently laying aside huge design houses to concentrate on the intricate detail and beauty of the garments. The museum also had a fantastic shop including a comprehensive bookshop and great selection of craft, from jewellery to ceramics.
  3. A beautiful Living building on a walk along the river.
  4. Rodin maquettes, I was fascinated by Rodin's maquettes and sketches, they demonstrate a wonderful sense of testing, playing and experimenting with form, scale and medium. I was more exited by these than anything else in the museum, it is such a treat to see beyond finished objects.

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