Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Paris Modern Art Museum just reopened


You all know Le Louvre Museum, especially with The DaVinci Code movie about to come out, but there are many more museums to visit in Paris (130 at last count!). One recently reopened: the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris Modern Art Museum) and it is really worth the visit. The back of this museum (outside) is still under construction and that is where I took this photo. The graffiti is real graffiti and not part of the museum, but of course, I wouldn't tell the "artists" that.

28 comments:

  1. oh, what happened? I saw the bridge picture or the name , you erased it?
    Well, thank you again for this tidbits about your city. I will be knowledgeable even before visiting it. Whoah, 130 museums.., thats a lot. I will visit the louvre first of course.
    Paris is called " hana no miyako "
    here in Japan. hana is flower, miyako is capital. I think it has something to do with the social life of Paris from centuries ago .

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  2. approche entre sculture ancienne et tags avant gardiste

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  3. Nice photo Eric. I'm confused though, isn't this museum near the Palais de Tokyo? If I'm not mistaken there's some kind of link. Maybe midnitebara knows! And while you're asking her, maybe midnitebara can tell us what the "no" means in "hana no miyako".

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  4. That's tough surroundings for the Maillol, but it only brings out her beauty more. (Please let it be Maillol. Otherwise, just lol.)

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  5. hi michael~~
    "no" is the equivalent of "of" in this phrase. it has other uses,though.
    hana no miyako would mean~~
    " capital of flower "
    about the location of the museum,sorry I dont know!

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  6. Great shot!!! the traditonal and the modern..just Great!

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  7. A little outside of the topic but still needs to be said: Eric, we applaud your efforts, tenacity, and courage for continuing to post EVERY SINGLE DAY despite all the problems with Blogger lately.

    Un peu hors du sujet mais faut le dire quand meme: Eric, on applaudit les efforts, la tenacite, le courage d'avoir continué à poster TOUS LES JOURS malgre les problemes de l'hebergeur Blogger ces derniers temps!

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  8. Merci midnitebara! I learned three new japanese words now. Cool!

    Luggi, is Maillol the name of the statue? I never thought to ask what "maillol" meant before, but now I'm curious.

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  9. I have a very low opinion of graffiti. However this photo makes me re-think my position.

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  10. j'aime bien le lumiére entre les seins. et ça marche trés bien dans la photo aussi.

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  11. I love the juxtaposition of the classic statue and the graffiti. It's a very cool photo.

    I agree with Tomate. I saw this photo, briefly, four hours ago, but when I tried to leave a comment, I couldn't. Then, when I kept checking back in, the page wouldn't load. Arrrgh!

    Thanks for your perserverance, Eric!

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  12. Juste une modeste remarque...
    130 musées à Paris ça me semble au moins le double de ce que recense Pariscope. En comptant la banlieue alors?
    Je vais aller vérifier tout de même...

    Flocon

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  13. I hope they don't destroy the graffiti, it is real modern art. There was an interesting photo of graffiti art in London Daily Photo a few months ago, and an interesting story with it ....

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  14. Good combination of classic and modern art.

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  15. I never thought I would say this about graffiti! In this case, your artful eye has made the graffiti an important element in the composition of this photo. The photo would not work nearly so well without the graffiti. Nonetheless, c'est dommage that graffiti has become such a problem in Paris et environs.

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  16. Don't know how I stumbled on your blog but am currently going through an onerous task of going through the archives, but I must say its totally entertaining and insightful. And I am at loss of words too. And please let me extend my gratitude for being an inspiration to start my own. I owe it to you. Enough said!

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  17. Your blog allows me to travel to Paris every day. By the way, my favorite Paris musem is the Musee Carnavalet--a museum dedicated to the history of the city! I am sure you know it, but for anyone planning a visit to the city, it is not to be missed.

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  18. Wow- I love graffiti, and it contrasts so beautifully with this sculpture. Merci!

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  19. Eric--thats yet another great shot--I love the mix of 2 very different art forms--great vision by you(as usual!!)

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  20. -> fashiondesigner...

    I think you'll find that Eric did something about the Carnavalet museum back in this post. I too love that museum, but it's a shame they don't have translations on the exhibits, photos, etc. for non-French people. Seems odd when it is a museum to help people learn the history of Paris.

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  21. Michael,

    Aristide Maillol, sculptor.

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  22. Re: Carnavalet museum. No English translations inside museum either. But a great museum.

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  23. i can't wait for the daVinci code! and to return to Paris to see this museum!
    Thanks for allowing a place for me to escape until I can get there!

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  24. Hello all:

    I have read about the non-translation signs at the Carnavalet museum often. Is there a guide book/brochure or audio guide that toutists can borrow available?

    I know there are english captions at the Picasso Musee.

    Oh, and thanks again for the demonstration photos! They were top knotch. As I looked at them, I wondered if it would have better if they were in black and white. More of a throw back to the sixties.

    Also loved to learn a few words of Japanese today. This blog is so much more than just a picture a day!

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  25. Elle mériterait de figurer dans Arts Magazine. Journal des lecteurs.
    Tu peux me l'envoyer en HD ?

    Eric

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