Thursday – Affordable traditional French lunch in Saint-Germain-des-Pres and a mind-blowing hyper-realism sculpture show in Paris.
I started the day with a quick haircut RDV – I decided I needed bangs (frange) this autumn. 😅 💃
Then off to lunch! Founded in 1680, @alapetitechaiseofficiel is a cozy restaurant with traditional furnishings and a very traditional menu full of French favorites like escargot, beef tartare, and French onion soup.
After a lovely meal, we wandered over to @museemaillol, a personal favorite of mine. Every season, this museum remains at the top of my list for its incredible temporary exhibits and permanent collection. And I cannot recommend this installation enough.
“The exhibition “Hyperrealism. This is not a body” will take place from September 8, 2022, to March 5, 2023, at the Maillol Museum, in co-production with Tempora and Institut für Kulturaustausch. This exhibition highlights more than 40 sculptures by international artists, including George Segal, Ron Mueck, Maurizio Cattelan, Berlinde De Bruyckere, and Duane Hanson.
The exhibition shows that this artistic movement represents the evolution of human beings. First appearing in the 1960s in the United States, hyperrealism is widespread worldwide. The varied origins of the artists participating in the exhibition underline the international character of the movement, whose ramifications persist throughout the world until today.”
The experience left me speechless, breathless. Afterward, I wandered aimlessly through the back streets of the 7th and towards the Seine, trying to process everything I saw. Impossible talent; impactful statements about politics, humanity, our environment, & the world.
So far, if there is one show to see in Paris at the moment, this is it. But I will continue to visit more as they become available & report back to you.
I’ll also post an extended video of this realism show on my YouTube so you can see more of these pieces in detail. Bisous!
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