Friday, October 31, 2008

Street art


Have giants taken over Paris while I was away?! No, it's only a few pieces of the work that sculptor Rabarama from Italy is currently showing in the 5th arrondissement on the occasion of La Fiac, the international modern art fair that takes place every year in Paris.I came across one of them on Place du Pantheon while I was struggling with the current terrible winter weather that I reconnected with, today ;)

42 comments:

  1. It's a human crossword puzzle :)
    Sorry to hear you have bad weather - it doesn't look like it!

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  2. Could it be??? Suis-je le Doigt d'Or??? Je n'ai jamais etre le GF! Excuse my bad French, I'm just overly excited :)

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  3. Yes you are, I think, Pont Girl well done! It'll have to be confirmed and stamped by Phx of course...!

    Eric what do all the letters mean, or am I being thick?

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  4. I'll have to wait for Lois and Lucio's comment on this...I am not an art expert, understand nothing about it. I look forward to reading what they have to say...

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  5. Comme on dit; I don't know much about art, but I know what I like—and I like this.
    I think you took the cold weather with you, Eric, because now it has warmed up here in NYC.

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  6. Hey PG!! That's fantastique - I didn't know you'd never been golden before - its fun isn't it!?

    Now you get to decorate the crown with whatever you'd like - there may still be some bits of tapas left on it from the other night when I had it!

    I'll do my art interpretation thing by saying that it appears to me to be a comment on the great weight that today's communications places on we malleable humans, ultimately vulnerable as we walk through a world we've created and can't escape, in all these corporal stimulus intake machines we call selves, and left with the imprint, literally, of all that information (& blah, blah, blah).
    8 } (Sorry -- I've read one too many of that sort of thing!)

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  7. & yeah - what's up with this weather! I'd heard (read: "was counting on") that there was some sort of climate crisis going on. But, nooooo, I mean, harrumph, winter in November?! What are They thinking? And why are They thinking it as my vacation rolls around?

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  8. Pretty good, Carrie. And why not? Art happens between the artwork and the viewer, in that point where something is communicated to you. Your interpretation may not be the same as someone else's, yet they'll both be right.

    What better gallery, eh? I don't think the artist could ask for a more dramatic place to show his/her work.

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  9. That's pretty cool!

    Yeah, a little bird told me it was *really* cold in Paris right now. The weather has turned in San Francisco, too. As of 2 days ago, we have officially entered Fall (no, no mistake) and today we even got a couple of rain drops for the first time in ages!

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  10. NY Misses you already! I put this piece of artwork at the Place du Pantheon just to remind you how sad it is that you are so far away from NYC!

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  11. Nice photo Eric,
    I like this more artistic shot.I'm sure we are all wondering what the artist or sculpture's meaning is behind this.

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  12. Tomate farcie a dit,

    You may have gotten rain for the first time in ages.Herein good ol' South Carolina we got snow in the mountains .... ALREADY! crazy

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  13. I imagine this giant creates a very impressive scene at night when the Place du Pantheon is awash in its monumental lighting.

    I'm sorry the weather is harsh in Paris. We had snow on Sunday, but today it was 21 C. Summer at last!)

    (First day I can put the arm on the desk and use two hands to type. Woo hoo! Maybe I'll get some writing done yet during this time off...ouch...well, at least a little writing...)

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  14. Great concept that FIAC is going public and outdoor! Nice photo, POV as well.
    Nothing to do but I have heard there was a Salon du Chocolat at the moment !?
    Loic http://brohardphotography.blogspot.com

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  15. I really like this, but think it must be something in person to see. Larger than life "human" sculptures always impress me more than scaled down versions, and this one seems to have an interesting story written all over it!

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  16. The weather in Kent is not much better either. We had rain, more rain, wind and snow.

    Pont girl... GF! Yay!!!

    Carrie
    Are you coming to London?

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  17. Great photo ! I love this sculpture and the way you took it (how do you say "angle de vue" in english ?)

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  18. hi! here we will have sunshine and 28 celsius for the weekend..ah! it´s great to live in the south european countries...:-)). It´s very nice to see the daily life, people through your eyes. Your blog is in my favorites! thanks

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  19. Oh, my first thought was an escape from a Scrabble board!! The grids and the letters, the depair that he couldn't come up with a word with the letters he had, and the frustration he seems to feel.

    Isn't it fun how interpreting art can be so personal and you can either totally get what the artist is saying or be totally off base? (probably where I am! :) Oh well, it is interesting to explore nonetheless. Thanks, Eric!

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  20. That modern piece in front of the old building is just fabulous.

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  21. I have to mention that when I sign on there are scrambled sort of passwords that I love - like inglythips and musheta recently -- aren't those great??! I'd love to use them, like borrowed borogroves, in musically descriptive sentences.

    Oh, Rose, helas -- I come not to fair Albion! So, I won't be able to meet you - which I'd love to do. I've never been to England, more's the pity for me. I'll be in Paris the whole time. Right now, the farthest I think I'll get is Versailles. If ever I'm able to visit London, though, I'll let you know and we can paint the town red!

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  22. Well all the pieces seem fit together and are all there (I presume) but man tires of trying to spell his own name... yeah, I can relate to this sculpture! lol

    Have a cool weekend! (I guess it will be easy if you're in Paris) In the States, we've got monsters and goblins walking this eve...and I'm not talking politics. Boo.;-)

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  23. He's a man of letters, maybe? Excellent, whatever it means. Love the angle you took, Eric.

    Loic, yes, I do believe the salon du chocolat is happening now! Every day is salon du chocolat for me.

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  24. Sorry to diverge...but a little something for Halloween:

    A cabbie picks up a Nun. She gets into cab, and notices that VERY handsome cab driver won't stop staring at her.
    She asks him why he is staring. He replies: 'I have a question to ask, but I don't want to offend you.'
    She answers, ' My son, you cannot offend me. When you're as old as I am and have been a nun as long as I have, you get a chance to see and hear just about everything. I'm sure that there's nothing you could say or ask that I would find offensive.'
    'Well, I've always had a fantasy to have a nun kiss me.'
    She responds, 'Well, let's see what we can do about that: #1, you have to be single and #2, you must be Catholic.'
    The cab driver is very excited and says, 'Yes, I'm single and Catholic!'
    'OK' nun says. 'Pull into next alley.'
    The nun fulfills his fantasy with a kiss that would make a hooker blush.
    But when they get back on the road, the cab driver starts crying.
    'My dear child,' said the nun, 'Why are you crying?'
    'Forgive me but I've sinned. I lied and I must confess; I'm married and I'm Jewish.'
    The nun says, 'That's OK. My name is Kevin and I'm going to a Halloween party.'

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  25. Michael, I love it. I'm stealing it!

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  26. Tres, tres amusant, Michel! Merci!
    Ever seen the very amusing movie, Kinky Boots? Check it out one and all. Not a Halloween flick, but lots of crossdressing fun - with the (IMHO)great actor Chiewetel Etiofor. (I was going to spell it flic but then realized I cause myself probs in French -- Kevin would have to be a vice cop, too!)

    Oh my, eight days til I'm winging my way Eastward towards the City of Light....c'est posible ou est la une reve? Oh, mais, oui - ma reve est vraiment posible!! :)

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  27. Michael, is that catekissem or just one of your habits? A treat for some, for such tricks I'll have nun.

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  28. (Hope dreams are feminine!)

    (Well, except for Kevin's dreams, I guess!!)

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  29. I read Katie-kissem -- but no, our boy K bet the farm on looking the part -- that would be: "Kev's in-vestments".

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  30. It's about time for goblins to be knocking on my door, demanding candy--or my soul.

    C'est minuit a Paris. Do you know where your vampires are?

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  31. There is another one on the blvd Saint Michel at the place de la Sorbonne.

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