This year the "Paris Photo" took place for the first time at the Grand Palais. I have been at two exhibitions in this building before, but only now I got finally in the main space with the beautiful glass roof and the impressive staircase.
The Grand Palais, an exhibition hall and museum complex, was built for the Universal Exposition of 1900. It was designed in the style of Beaux-Arts architecture. The building spans an area of 775,000 square feet in the form of an 'H'. Listed as a historic monument, it is recognisable from a distance thanks to its glass roof, the biggest in Europe.
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is currently showing the first exhibition of Jean-Paul Goude’s work in Paris. This master of style, whose resolutely avant-garde and multidisciplinary work - whether as an illustrator, photographer, and art editor for "Esquire" , or as the director of exquisitely iconoclastic films for Chanel perfumes, or as the orchestrator of spectacular performances, from his former partner Grace Jones’s groundbreaking music videos to the dazzling parade he staged for the 1989 bicentennial of the French Revolution - constantly blur the boundaries between publicity and high art. The exhibition will close on 18 March 2012.
I just returned from a short trip (4 days) to Paris! As always time was running and I couldn´t do all the things that were on my list... One of my favourite places is the Jardin du Luxembourg, especially on a sunny and unusual warm november day. In the background of the Greek actor you can see the Panthéon.
There are a lot of beautiful things to see in the streets of Paris, but you also have to look up - there is more beauty. Aren´t these decorations around the window gorgeous? On my friend Genie´s blog you can find another photo of this window.