I really enjoy visiting exhibitions that make me think, research and learn, but during the busy periods of life those can be quite overwhelming and you just crave for something aesthetically beautiful. Just like a Barbara Hepworth exhibition at Musée Rodin. It is a perfectly small, but well curated collection of her most important pieces to describe her life and works. Or I guess at least, to be honest I didn’t really study why those exact pieces were chosen, I only let my eyes wonder in the beautiful sculptures and emptied my mind. Maybe I’ll go back later with more curiosity, but for the moment it was exactly what I needed.
Fondation Jean Arp / me
With a friend of mine we have a tradition to visit Fondation Jean Arp every once in a while. It requires a bit of travelling, since it is located in the suburbs of Paris in Meudon, but it is a perfect Sunday activity. Mostly we’ve got the space completely for ourselves, and it is such an meditative experience. The place is so quiet and beautiful.
Irving Penn, Nude No 58.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untiteled (Venus/The Great Circle)
Jean Arp, Torso
Different perspectives on female beauty in different types of art. And a tip if you are visiting Paris, there is currently a Irving Penn exhibition in Grand Palais, it wasn’t the greatest one but in any case I spotted few gems.
If you are visiting Paris and you have time only for one, go for Musée Rodin. Perfect sunday treat.
Last weekend I visited a place I’ve wanted to go already for a while. Fondation Jean Arp is Jean Arp’s home and atelier turned into a museum and it was perfect location for a calm sunday stroll. Fondation Jean Arp, 21 Rue des Châtaigniers, 92140 Clamart
Musée Zadkine is a hidden gem in the left bank of Paris. Sometimes the space is completely empty and together with the artwork it’s a perfect calming escape from tourist-filled Paris. Plus the enterance is free. 100bis rue d’Assas, 75006 Paris