Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Paris day three: Champs-Élysées, gallery visits

Matisse and his wonderful cut outs  ♡

Wednesday was our last full day in Paris so we tried to fit in as much as possible, starting with the Louvre! We didn't go inside but visited all of the expensive stores in Carrousel du Louvre and took selfies in front of it of course. Musée des Arts Décoratifs was next on our list where we found two amazingly well fitting exhibitions for surface pattern: "Faire le mur" which featured a collection of wallpaper ranging from different periods and techniques, and "Tissus Inspirés, Pierre Frey;" the "first major tribute presenting creations produced by Maison Pierre Frey since 1935." There was a lot of wonderful pattern to take in!

For me the highlight of the day was walking through Jardin des Tuileries in the beautiful sunshine and admiring the gardens and fountain areas. After that we wandered down Champs-Élysées and visited all of the big stores like Sephora and Disney (I did treat myself here) and even received a free sketchbook from print designer Elise Chalmin at Promod. Our last stop of the day was into Centre Pompidou as we only saw it from the outside before, I'm really glad we went here in the end as I love modern art. As well as getting loads of pictures for my essay I managed to see lots of Dada and pieces from the COBRA movement too which is something I'm hoping to bring into a future project someday!

Continue reading for my snapshots of Paris ✿

Pierre Frey

Carrousel du Louvre

Fifties style wallpaper at Faire le mur

Outside the Louvre

Carl-Henning Pedersen

Selection of work from the Dada movement featuring Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia

Allan Kaprow

Starbucks at Jardin des Tuileries ☼

Faire le mur

✿ Day One | Day Two | Day Three 

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