Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fontaine Igor Stravinsky #2

The Igor Stravinsky Fountain next to the Centre Pompidou, ornamented with 16 mechanical sculptures inspired by Igor Stravinsky´s compositions, was inaugurated in June 1983. The scultpures are works by Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle. I´m working in a museum where the oeuvre of both artists has already been on display, so this fountain has a special meaning to me.

1 comment:

  1. How wonderful that you work in a museum... all of those treasures for your eyes daily!

    Have you seen le Défenseur de Temps which is nearby? It is beautiful though it is no longer working... I hope that it will be repaired.