Sonia Delaunay at the Centre Georges Pompidou

Posted on April 15, 2013. Filed under: Art, France, Paris | Tags: , , , , , |

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The Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris is a really fun modern art museum to explore.  The building itself is pretty interesting.  You enter the art museum part through a long tunnel of escalators on the outside of the building.  Then you can wander around and feast your eyes on all sorts of iconic and also obscure pieces of modern art.  Some of it makes you scratch your head and wonder, “This is art?”  For example, the retrospective of Arman, on display when we went showed his collections of garbage from New York City dumpsters sealed in plexiglass since the 1960s.  Ick is all I say!

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But I discovered and instantly liked Sonia Delaunay’s strong colors and geometrics.  The place really gets you to think about what you are seeing.  These paintings just made me feel good.  I don’t enjoy art that makes me uncomfortable.  It might be “important” in someone’s estimation, but it’s like the play that tries to ram culture down your throat by being impossible to follow and so long that it needs 2 intermissions.  Ok, but if I don’t enjoy it, you’ve lost me.  I’m sure there are a lot of important things to understand about Sonia Delaunay, but I can just look and enjoy the good feeling.  That’s enough for me!

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