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Modern art at Louvre museum

March 2, 2011

Tony Cragg, a British artist from Liverpool, is currently starring at the most prestigious French museum. 8 sculptures of the artist can be admired in the Marly and Puget courtyards, amidst French classical sculptures, a more than controversial initiative. Many advocates of the museum’s prestige are indeed appalled to see modern art neighboring pieces of arts, the museum’s most recent dating back from 1848.

It is part of the policy divised by the museum which aims to attract new forms of visitors by featuring artists of the 21st century.

The exhibit, called  “Figure out / Figure in”, offers a modern meditation on the expressive and definitive power of forms through a wide array of colors (black, red, grey), materials (wood, bronze or marble) and techniques. This selection reflects the diversity of the artist’s work. A new massive sculpture has even been developed especially for the event and can be seen at the entrance of the museum, under the Pey pyramid.

Exhibit “Figure out / Figure in”, at the Louvre, until April 25th 2011.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 3, 2011 3:36 pm

    thanks for this I will put on agenda for my next visit to Paris. I also did a post on my blog on Tony Cragg two years ago when I saw his work in a commercial gallery in Le Marais, same moving figures.

  2. Ceri permalink
    March 4, 2011 10:47 am

    I would purchase RED FIGURE or RUNNER : ))

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