Art in France

Potemkin villages by Gregor Sailer – These are fake towns

Introduction Gregor Sailer is an Austrian photographer born in 1980. He is known the world over for his architectural photographs. His most remarkable work is the Potemkin Village in which he pairs together a couple of ‘fakes’ to create cities and towns. Gregor was educated in Austria and Germany where he specialized in architectural photography. …

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What makes Cy Twombly’s Louvre ceiling painting so special?

Introduction If you ever find yourself in Paris, Cy Twombly’s mural in Louvre is well worth visiting. Cy Twombly was remarkable in every way, having created a lasting legacy with his works which include sculptures, paintings, drawings, and photography. Cy Twombly & his permanent work at the Louvre Home to the Mona Lisa, the Louvre …

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Anish Kapoor’s Leviathan at Grand Palais – His most impressive work yet?

Description ‘One of the most powerful artworks of all time’ The Leviathan at Grand Palais is just another massive artwork of Anish Kapoor that has captivated the world. Described by art enthusiasts as one of the most powerful artworks of all time, the sculpture is a culmination of the mental and physical dimensions. Like other …

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Ron Mueck’s Couple Under An Umbrella sculpture tells the story of love

‘Couple Under An Umbrella’, 2013 by Ron Mueck At first glance, especially from a picture, it is easy to assume that the Couple under an Umbrella sculpture is a real-life image frozen in time. In a world marred by conflict and competition, everybody appreciates the display of affection by people. The couple in question is …

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Maurizio Cattelan’s Hitler sculpture – World’s worst criminal regrets his sins

Adolf Hitler on his knees How much penance do the atrocities that Adolf Hitler committed in his lifetime require to be forgiven? This is perhaps the question which Maurizio Cattelan wanted to arouse in his audience when he drew a picture of the Nazi leader in a kneeling position. There is nothing wrong with someone …

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Chris Burden an got enormous meteorite on eBay for this installation

Introduction Chris Burden was not exactly an everyday artist. While his previous work usually involved a form of danger (see Shoot), his last works have still been about performance, but mostly involved creating very much advanced models of working machines. One of such of his works was sitting in the New Museum, NYC in 2013. …

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Christian Marclay: 7 stained glass windows you won’t see in any cathedral

Christian Marclay’s installation at Palais de Tokyo As part of the reopening of Palais De Tokyo, Christian Marclay has designed a series of glass windows overlooking the Avenue du Président-Wilson. The Swiss and American artist, whose work explores the connections between sound and visual art, uses onomatopoeias taken from comic books as graphic expressions of …

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