HELLO FROM PARIS
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So....wow, the last five days have been INTENSE.
I am starting this blog with a series of images from an exhibition we visted at the Musee D'Orsay.
The link to this collection is :
This collection was incredible. A restropective of studies throught the time of Willam Blake all the way throught modern physiognomy and crime study photography.
I cannot really explain the impact this collection had on me and my own work as an art student
It re-afirms why we study eachother..humanity, psychology, why we are obsessed with the acts of aggression and anger and jealousy of one another. What our emotions are about and how we express this between one another.
Secondly was a visit to the Moderne museum. Where we came face to face with the work of Lucian Freud, a painter I have personally been studying and really really interested in for at least thirteen years. I was unable to photograph the show, but, here is a link to his work.
The images following the Crime and punisment work are from the permanent collection of modern art from the Pompidou Moderne.
Friday night we finally scored some bikes from a sweet bike shop in Cardinal Lemoine square (yes!)..we then rode all over the city late into the night throught an amzing thunderstorm and torrential downpour. I was pretty happy, to say the least....not everyone shared this..but the experience was completely worth it
Saturday night was Leah's birthday and she, myself, Neysha Perry (another student), Allen Jones (prof), John Hathorn (art prof), and his daughter Mercer dined at a small Indaian restaurant that was recommended by Baptiste, a guy who works at our dorm and has become a great friend and tour guide.
The food was delicous and we finished our night at a pub called the Diamant on Rue Boutte Aux Cailles. This bar area is located near where we live in the 14th district and hosts a number of French hangouts and lovely folk. That night we stumbled upon a soccer match between England and America and was treated by many French soccer players to birthday drinks!
We wrapped up her celebration with a concert Sunday night at the Sainte Chapelle chapel:
listening to Vivaldi's Four Seasons performed by local classical musicians. (Amazing).
And thats it for updates! We travel to Amsterdam tomorrow for a five day weekend!!!!
Miss you all.