Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Marché Maubert VII



Found in Place Maubert, this thrice weekly market has its regular vendors of food, rugs, flowers, spices, and accessories. However, I had not seen this artist previously. He had a book with drawings and pictures of his work and some interested purchasers. I would like the tall piece but in general would only want a single selection of this style and probably would not buy it in Paris. What about you?

Marché Maubert
Métro Maubert-Mutualité

20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I'm with you, I probably wouldn't buy it in Paris, but what a great shot! I do love markets like these! Hope your week is off to a good start, Genie. Enjoy, my friend!

Sylvia

This is Belgium said...

I just love markets in Paris but anywhere else too.. best way to get taste of local flavor.. I have never been to this one though. looks interesting

Deslilas said...

Nous avons actuellement une très belle exposition sur l'art africain au Musée d'Art Moderne de Troyes.
Et les influences sur des artistes français.
Troyes n'est pas si loin de Paris.
Cordialement
Daniel

Rob-bear said...

Interesting place, delightful work. But we don't have any more space in our apartment.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Sylvia -- Merci, mon amie. I hope that yours is also!

anni -- This is a regular neighborhood market and I have seen the same vendors from year to year during my stays in Paris... It is just a short distance from Notre Dame and if you ride the Métro you are in the middle of the market when you exit

Deslilas -- Effectivement, je sais très peu de choses sur l'art africain et l'influence sur l'artistes français. Je devrais aller à Troyes... Merci

Bear -- Yes, we do get to the point where there is simply no more room. It is nice that our photos in digital form do not take up any space, n'est-ce pas?

brattcat said...

I'm with you, Genie. But how wonderful these markets are, providing a venue for artists, artisans, food vendors, etc. and for those who want to drink in the energy (and carry home some of the offerings) of the market.

M said...

Looks wonderful in B&W. Not my style of art and not reminiscent of Paris but it was an interesting booth and definitely added to the uniqueness of the market. I enjoy the variety of goods for sale. We would have made an interesting pair on our way to the airport had you bought the tall one and I the little red piano!

Aesthetic Alterations said...

I would have a hard time buying this sort of piece--but textiles, YES! I love tribal textiles and have a small collection to haul to Oklahoma during my move.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Interesting art, but it's not my style. However, I think it would look very striking in a modern home with a lot of black and white.
Sam

Virginia said...

Thanks but I'll pass! HA I"m headed over to find some more ET's for my collection! :)
V

Malyss said...

I would not buy this from Paris.or from anywhere, not my style; But strolling through markets is a thing I love!

Alexa said...

Nice to see the addition of art at the marché, but I'm glad I'm not in the market for this sort of thing. Frankly, it's hard enough to find (or afford!) the real thing anymore, even in Africa.

Starman said...

There are some interesting pieces there. Is he a black man? Most of the art looks very African to me.

Loree said...

An interesting collection of pieces.

Julie said...

Genie - Copeland based his 'Simple Gifts' on this much older folk tune. Shakers originated in the UK in about 1770, with their largest concentration being in upper NY state. They were a spent force by 1900. They only ever wanted to number less than 10,000 adherents.

Randy said...

I think it would depend on my shopping mood. Looks like quite the selection.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Sylvia -- They just seem so much more interesting than what I see locally... perhaps more exotic

Marie -- Now wouldn't that have been a funny sight! Not near as funny as if I had shown up at home with it!

AA -- You have definitely alerted me to the textiles and they are easy to transport home

Sam -- I actually think that one piece would be interesting in a traditional setting, but only one unique piece (it would not be a favorite anyway)

Virginia -- Now that's the spirit, V!

Malyss -- Strolling through the markets is a thing I love also, particularly when I am hungry!

Alexa -- Agreed, mon amie...

Starman -- You know, I did not get a shot of him... I think that he is hidden behind the potential buyer in the plaid.

Loree -- Although they may be made by the hundreds, I appreciated the layout of single pieces and hope that he made some sales that day

Julie -- I am still humming that tune in my head... sent you an email

Randy -- Yes, and you might find a small item to complement your pottery collection...

Rob-bear said...

Indeed, photos in digital form do not take up any space. C'est merveillieux!

TheChieftess said...

Interesting display...I probably wouldn't buy a piece though...if traveling in Africa and seeing one of these there...perhaps!

JM said...

I love that tall piece! I'm very fond of good african art. The thing is you can't have more then one or two at home, otherwise the house will look like an african market... I bought an extraordinary wooden and metal sculpture in Ivory Coast, which will be an all time favourite.