We spent the last couple of hours of our museum days in Paris eyeing off the modern art at the Centre Pompidou.
As you can see, the Centre itself is something kind of artsy.
Walking up, you pass by these beautiful old-school apartments and are suddenly hit with this crazy controversial pipe-covered structure that from the back looks not entirely finished…
.. the cat seems to know what the haps are, so you continue your journey up the escalators to the galleries and museums…
…which, if you’re the kind of boy or girl who always wanted to go to the moon, feels a little bit like some sort of space journey…
Unfortunately, the museum pass doesn’t cover the gallery exhibitions, but there’s more than enough to keep you interested in the permanent exhibitions.
Plus did I mention that the view from the top floor is quite spectacular?
Shall we take a look at the modern art?
This is two pieces, the feather arrow thing being reflected in the first art piece- a mirror with the picture of a lady bending over.
I love Mondrian. This… I think my face says it all.
This was one of our favourites, with hundreds of little figurines spinning and dancing against the light.
Look! An Eiffel Tower!
I thought these were air conditioning vents to begin with.. but they’re people in prayer. Which seems much deeper.
Another favourite- and an amazing idea. The sacks are filled with spices, so the visual was coupled to a strong smell of cloves and other delights. For me this is a great example of Modern Art successfully doing something cool and different.
They had a Calder (the inventor of mobiles), but did not know how to display it. This made me sad.