Friday, April 4, 2014

Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain - le reflet

Fondation Cartier
a contemporary art museum

Fondation Cartier inhabits a striking clear glass building designed by Pritzker Prize architect Jean Nouvel surrounded by a modern woodland garden landscaped by Lothar Baumgarten.  Would you believe that the landscaper's name translates to "tree garden?"

Seen from across Boulevard Raspail, it is difficult to discern the trees from the building with a multitude of green reflections.

Fondation Cartier is one of Europe's most important institutions for contemporary arts.  It hosts a constant stream of temporary exhibitions focusing on particular contemporary artists, schools, or themes.  It is also an important patron to contemporary artists, commissioning important works and offering artist-in-residence programs.

bon weekend

Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain
261, boulevard Raspail
75014, Paris

 Joining James' Weekend Reflections


William Kendall said...

The reflections are stunning!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:

How wonderful is all of this, both the building itself as well as the concept of the Foundation itself.

Revrunner said...

Mr. Baumgarten appears to be living up to his name.

M said...

Fantastic photo! Are the trees inside? Outside? Real or reflections? You keep on looking at it to try to answer the questions. Bon weekend!!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Ah the greenery! That's gorgeous

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Alexa said...

It really is hard to tell what's inside and what's out.
Lucky artists who get to be "in-residence" here!

Fun60 said...

What a great reflection.

'Tsuki said...

J'ai un petit pincement au coeur, en voyant le drapeau tricolore...

Quelle belle photos.

Randy said...

Nice reflection and a nice looking building.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Love the way you post a little history with the photo!