Friday, April 29, 2011

Paris day 2

Today was a whole new day in Paris! We had a wonder full day. The Lourve, Notre Dam, Marie Antoinette's cell at La Conciergerie, Napoleons apartment...what a treasure trove of art and history.

My sweetheart mapping out our morning at the Louvre'

The Lourve courtyard

As a faux artist I was very impressed and inspired by the verde green stone in these very large sculptures...

...then I my attention turned to snakes ( my chinese astrological sign)... how about verde green snakes ! Really, these sculptures are so magnificent and the detail is amazing. I've never been drawn to sculpture,
though this has changed my appreciation of it.

What I really was drawn to as an artist was the techniques of draped fabric, in paint and marble. So voluminous and rich in texture. I know my painting friends will so appreciate seeing these, though the photos do not do justice to the beauty in person.

Tomorrow we're off to Mus'ee l'Orangerie to see murals by Monet, Mus'ee d'Orsay to see Van Gogh and an exhibit of Severini ... and more good food with our dear friends Jo & Joclyn in the Latin Quarter.

On a more personal of us enjoying France...

The Conciergerie main hall...immensely impressive.

Me inside a large fireplace (one of four used to warm the great hall) at the Conciergerie, where Marie Antoinette was held and later beheaded.

Jim waiting outside the Lourve for me to finish taking it all in !

Jim in one of the main sculpture halls in the Lourve.

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