When l went to Paris a few years ago with a student friend of mine, Jules, l went to a gallery that l knew had "Tokyo" in the title but not where it was... Tony took me to The Modern Art Museum of Paris in the Trocadero area and there was the Tokyo Museum but it was closed for a huge, annual event called "La Nuit Blanche" (Details below).
The first thing l saw when l entered the Museum was a sculpture by one of my favourite woman artists..
Unfortunately l can neither find nor remember the names of the artists involved...shame on me! But l hope you still enjoy them!
Love this sculpture of a scorpion made from scraps of metal.
This sculpture is quite weird when you actually look at it....a huge face on the centre woman!
This next image still makes me smile. It was a group of French, primary school children being brought in to do some Art. It was great to see these small children being so excited about copying this piece of Art. I tried to take this image without showing the children clearly, for obvious reasons.
Now a question for you. Can you guess what this next image is? it is masking tape but what is it doing on this wall outside the Museum. I was told it was considered Graffiti and not part of the Museum...shame!
Hello Michael Jackson! fantastic image isn't it? The strange thing was, standing looking at this structure covered in pieces of tape l didn't recognise it as a portrait. Only when I viewed it through my camera lens did I appreciate the result. Very weird but very clever. Wonder who created it...
This next image was of some graffiti on one of the walls of the building....interesting that there were quite a few different languages on this wall.
This next image is one again that makes me smile. This was a young Russian woman who made a bee line for Tony..ignoring me and asking for directions. I might have been invisible!!
The first night-time trail through the streets of Paris and its contemporary-art scene took place on 5 October 2002, and the opportunity for anyone to explore artistic creation for a night has come back every year since (usually in October). Discover Nuit Blanche (Sleepness night)...
Bringing art within everyone’s reach, using it to cast a new light on the city, and generally treating everyone to a fun time. That, in a nutshell, was what Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoë’s deputy for culture Christophe Girard wanted to do when he thought up the Nuit Blanche in 2002. A number of European cities (Brussels, Rome, Naples, Madrid and Riga, for example) have emulated this open, free-of-charge event.
This is such an usual sight....countries' flags not in colour but black and white...going with the "Nuit Blanche" theme!
Still hunting fungi even when in Paris! I was lucky enough to find these.
Saw this beautifully dressed and very colourful lady waiting to catch the bus as we were walking home. She really cheered me up on this very miserable wet day! Love it when people wear their national costume as a normal day wear.