Thursday, June 07, 2007

What's this guy doing in MY photo?!


This is a view of the Cour Marly in the Louvre Museum where they are currently shooting part II of the Da Vinci Code... Noooooo I'm kidding. This boom operator (a perchman in French!) is actually a sculpture by Luciano Fabro, Jacques Vielle and Elisabeth Ballet and he is part of a wider exhibition called Contrepoint (counterpoint) organized for the 3rd year by Le Louvre. On this occasion contemporary artists are asked to mix their work with the more "classical" collections of the museum... More on the Louvre's site.

15 comments:

  1. Oh, yeah, I can see his pedestal, now! That's totally cool! :() I totally went for it and thought they were really shooting a movie in there. The question, of course, was why is he holding the mike so low, above an empty area... Well, this looks like fun! I like it when they do off the wall stuff like that in Paris. Go for it! :)

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  2. Yes I like it too actually but I'm not sure all visitors go for it Tomate ;)

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  3. Excellent catch! funny and stunning.
    well done Master.

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  4. I really like how the two ladies appear to be enjoying the show!

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  5. wow! for i while i was so giddy in anticipation of the da vinci code 2... nice picture and idea blending in the new with the classics

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  6. Da Vinci Code=two thumbs down!

    Le Louvre=two thumbs up!

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  7. it took me a while to see the pedestal. so funny! i like the pic!

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  8. There was one night last month, I had dinner at the Cafe Marly which is in the Louvre . After dinner, as usual, we would go for a drink at Le Fumoir which is behind the Louvre. One the way from the Richelieu wing to the bar... We were greeted, through glasses by the sight of a throng of Chorus plastic models in the Louvre...

    We were argueing whether it was real people or "statues".

    I'm still alittle haunted even today.

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  9. I'm quite sure that he wants to make an interview with one of the statues ;-)

    This is a wonderful part of Louvre, so light and white.

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  10. Did you see my 'clock-face' photo Eric? Taken from that part of the Louvre you can see without paying to get in!

    I'm going to have to investigate this further because it looks like there's a lot of interesting stuff to make some great shots.

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  11. Wow, that's really neat! What an interesting idea for an exhibition. I'm going to check out the website to learn more. I wish I could see it in person!

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  12. This is great. Pont Girl, I had the same feeling, so I checked the link and the Louvre site's virtual tour. It appears they moved one of these reclining nudes into place for the very effect you note. I didn't visit the Louvre this year in April, though this exhibit was there. Too bad I missed it, but I was still reveling in Botticelli, Brunellischi, and Michaelangelo from Florence.

    Great exhibit, great photo.

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  13. just for information, the sculpture is only by Elisabeth Ballet.

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