Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Parc de Monceau - artistes chinois


This is one of six contemporary Chinese creations, 
part of the exhibition Artistes Chinois à Paris
found in Parc de Monceau until the end of December.

As with artists from around the world and over the centuries, the Parisian training and experience has had a major impact on generations of Chinese artists.  
The Chinese artists featured in the park are currently living and working in Paris. 
 

Parc de Monceau
Boulevard Courcelles
75009 Paris

20 comments:

martinealison said...

Une belle initiative... Très jolie prise.
Gros bisous

French Girl in Seattle said...

Great shot Genie. I am not an art major, so bear with me here. I am trying to see how Paris has inspired these Chinese artists... Let's see. The structure on the left was clearly inspired by the Place de la Concorde Ferris wheel... The one in the center could be a "macaron tower" chez Fauchon like the one I posted on my blog today... The one on the right... well... I don't really understand the one on the right. Maybe someone else knows? ;-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Very interesting! This is not the type of art I'd think of at first when thinking of Paris. Lovely to see different sides and aspects that Paris has hidden.

Kristin said...

That's interesting! Genie, I'm also a cookie cutter selector. An Eiffel tower cutter would be perfect. The last one I bought was a vintage shoe cutter. It's cute! Have a great week!

Kristin

Joe said...

"interesting" is a good word for this artwork. Not quite my style but it's certainly stalking point.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'll have to add to the 'interesting' vote, not sure...but if that's your reflection in the tall shiny piece in the middle Genie, then that's fantastic haha!

LaPouyette said...

Just stunning! Would love to see all these pieces 'en nature'!

Thank you so much, Genie for your lovely comment and your best wishes for Oskar, told him and he purred!

My best wishes for a wonderous week and
Happy Holidays!
xxxkarin

Lapin Agile said...

Great shot, thanks!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture, But guess I have to add my "interesting" to the comments. These are striking and beautiful in their own way, but guess I'm just old fashioned where art is concerned -- most of the time! Hope you have a great week, Genie! Wishing you a very, beautiful and Merry Christmas!

Sylvia

Virginia said...

By jove, I think I like this! It's shiny and sculptural. I think it would be a fun assignment to shoot these all kinds of ways.
V

Malyss said...

I see kind of giant and brilliant flowers.. they seem pretty, unusual and interesting. I think I like them!

Kris said...

Humm...not sure I'm a fan of this type of artwork...it is interesting though.

Starman said...

I don't see anything that looks particularly Oriental.

Jack said...

Well, Genie, I guess I can appreciate the skill here without wishing I had them out in my yard.

Randy said...

Interesting artwork.

Alexa said...

These artists are doing such beautiful work. But, of course—they live and work in Paris!
Playing catch-up here, Genie (Christmas is coming whether I'm ready or not). I was so sorry to hear about George Whitman. He was a lovely man.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Had I given you a bit more of the story, it would have made more sense. Historically, the artists of China would have been in tune to the ancient Chinese approach to art, to the ancient subjects and with the techniques familiar to them. In the beginning of the 20th century, many Chinese artists came to Paris and were broadly influenced by the Paris Salon, and the enthusiasm for art (Paris style). I certainly do not see the stamp "Paris" on this art, but I believe that the point is that without the changes and influences of 100 years ago, this would not have even been possible.

Also, this outdoor exhibit is linked to the exhibit nearby discussed in the link I provided. Without my blog, I might have been intrigued by the art and photographed it "from every angle," but would not have taken the time to research it, to learn of its historical relevance.

Thank you for all your kind comments... merci!

Bises,
Genie

Louise said...

They're amazing.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

This is brilliant in black and white.
Bisous

Stan said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! Even the grey sky works here. [Just crop out that little black thing-a-ma-jig in the upper right.]