|Paris from our bedroom window....Friday morning 11am.|
There are little patches of colour.....terracotta (chimney pots), rich red (window boxes of geraniums), verdi gris and gold (domes, statues).....but it is a predominantly grey city.....even the sky is often grey. It's gorgeous...but its grey.
Here's Paris....from our apartment windows this morning.
The 'greige' stone walls of Paris are beautiful...and an
inspiration for my collages.
That's what happened when I saw Raoul Dufy's The Electricity Fairy at the Musée d'Art Moderne this week.
What a wonderful illumination of electric colour it is.....a monumental work (10 metres x 60 metres) completed by Dufy for the International Exhibition in 1937.
The mural tells the story of electricity....the history and applications of electricity including portraits of 110 great scientists and inventors who contributed to the development of electricity.
Have a snorkel at the clip below...turn on the music
And I mustn't forget about another OMG moment when I saw Marc Chagall's ceiling at Opera Garnier.
An electric rainbow of luminous colour.....red and yellow and pink and green....purple and orange and blue.....I could see a rainbow!
I'll tell you all about Opera Garnier in my next post....but for now....here's that ceiling that crowns the ruby red jewel box below.
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