Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Métro Champs-Elysées Clemenceau


In Lisbon the Metrolitano Picoas station has a very French Guimard entrance, a gift from RATP.  In exchange, the Portuguese ceramist and painter Manuel Cargaleiro created these tiles, giving the Métro Champs-Elysées Clemenceau station a unique atmosphere.   

(Merci à Paris-bise-art

Métro Champs-Elysées Clemenceau
Avenue Winston Churchill et
Avenue des Champs Elysées
75008 Paris

30 comments:

Paris Paul said...

I pass by this 2-3 times a week! I'm glad you posted such a great picture of it; that way I don't have to. Hah!

Holly said...

How unique & different than all the rest of the Metro stations. Love the cool blues & greens & aquas in the tiles. I don't remember this one - we'll have to go back in January! :-)

Dianne said...

Wonderful colours in these tiles Genie - You have a great eye for a good capture!

M said...

Ooooh they look so cool and the design is so unique. Thank you for researching and sharing the interesting history.

kathrin said...

oh yes, that looks absolutly beautyful, have a great time, bon journee mon amie !!! bieses Kathrin

Virginia said...

I have a shot of this beautiful tiled wall as well but of course had not done the research yet! Thanks G.! This is the stop I took when I think I got on and off twice :)
V

Janey and Co. said...

I will put this on my list to find!

Jack said...

I like this lively (and different!) tile work. At first I thought it was from Vienna, where lots of work by Klimt is popular.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful! I have always liked the Portuguese style tiles. :)

Speedway said...

It looks like a cityscape, full of tall buildings, lights and people. I thought Persian mixed with Dufy.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It looks a little like a colourful city of skyscrapers Genie, will have to swot up on back posts of your blog before I come to Paris next!

Sylvia K said...

How colorful and delightful, Genie! I love it! And, yes, how different from most metro stations! Terrific capture as always! Hope you have a lovely evening, mon amie! Enjoy!

Hugs
Sylvia

Kris said...

What a beautiful piece of art and in a metro station to boot! Stunning!

Kris

Alexa said...

Thanks for the interesting story on this, Genie! Nice trade! (My first thought when I saw it was that it looks like a colorful rendition of Manhattan.)

Starman said...

It's very attractive and, if memory serves, there is another set of tiles not too far from this one.

JM said...

This is so Cargaleiro! And the colours are real! LOL! (Sorry about the private joke, but you know what I'm talking about, right?) Now I have to take a shot of the Metro Picoas and link it to this post.

Pet said...

Nice present from the Portuguese

Clueless in Boston said...

I like subway stations and always find myself photographing them. This is very interesting and colorful.

JM said...

Genie, as you have mentioned Niki de Saint-Phalle's colours on my post I thought you have read Banana's comment and my answer previous to your comment. That's why I made a joke about Cargaleiro's colours being real and not fake in your photo... :-) Hope I'm not being too confusing... :-)

Deborah said...

Isn't public art wonderful in Paris?

Rob-bear said...

A truly delightful work. Has a «je ne sais quoi» appeal to it.
Great picture.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Klimt, Persian mixed with Paul Dufy, Manhattan landscape... all references to this interesting artist who now lives in Paris. His work has been influenced by Paul Klee, who was the artist I first thought about in seeing this tile work.

I am amazed at some of the art one discovers in the Métro along with the stories like this. I feel secure in the knowledge that I will never know all that there is about Paris, that there will always be another shadow, a mystery, and a discovery for the finding. That makes my camera happy too.

Thanks for the support and comments... You keep me on my toes and add to my education daily... merci!

Bises,
Genie

PS- Taking photos in the Métro is not forbidden - yay!

martinealison said...

Une très belle idée que de déployer l'art dans le métro... accessible à tous.
Gros bisous

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Merci, Martine, c'est vrai... l'art, accessible à tous!

Amanda said...

i love subway art, and this is gorgeous! reminds me of the tiled images in the buenos aires metro system~
how cool that these two cities made this exchange!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Imagine... art like this in a subway! Makes commuting easier, I think!

Rob and Mandy said...

I know the ones in Lisbon, thanks for letting me know the ones in Paris!

Julie said...

Genie - I left this message on Paul's Paris blog, too. Each time I stay in Paris, I like to have a ‘theme’ that directs my flaneuring. Yes, a contradicton, but hey, life is full of them. This April just gone, my theme was parks and cemeteries. Next May my (still-evolving) theme will be arcades and water (rivers/ponds). What do you suggest, Genie, in the way of ‘arcades’? I am not interested in the shopping, but more the building, its history and architecture. I am trawling through 'Peter's Paris', too, as I know he has covered a few good arcades out in the 19eme.

James said...

Very cool! What a beautiful find!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Amanda, I do not remember riding in the BA metros and now hate that I missed that. I will be returning there and just put it on my list. I did take about a thousand photos in Recoleta Cemetery.

Rob and Mandy, let me know if you post a photo.

Julie, what a great approach to absorbing Paris and really knowing her details. I will send you an email.

James, merci