lowry in london

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London

This last time in London I programmed to visit the Lowry exhibition at the Tate Britain

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I chose a rainy morning as it was the perfect weather for a museum visit but I really couldn’t have made a better choice as when I came out and found myself in front of the Thames under the falling rain I felt as I was walking inside a Lowry painting.

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I really fell in love with this british artist that catched in his paintings all the poetry of the urban daily life of the industrial britain: be sure not to miss this great exhibition that is going on until the 20th October

//images: Littlelulu _ //1 ‘An accident’, 1926 [ Manchester City Galleries Collection © The estate of L.S.Lowry ] _ //2 ‘A street scene/St.Simon’s Church’, 1928 [ The L.S. Lowry Collection © The estate of L.S. Lowry ] _ //3 ‘Piccadilly Circus’, 1960 [ Private Collection © The estate of L.S. Lowry ]

paper art

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On my London days I went back to visit the Saatchi Gallery, which currently host an exhibition called “Paper” (going on until the 3rd of november)

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the paper was the support or the main constructing material for the young artists artworks

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What I love about this place is that sometimes you get catched by the artworks themselves

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and other times by watching the people who move around the gallery big spaces.

London_Saatchi Gallery _”Bust of Emanuel Augustus” by José Lerma & Héctor Madera / “L-R” by Annie Kevans / “Fragments del tiempo” by Miler Lagos / “Pianos-pipas n17” by Marcelo Jacome / “Dumbstruck” by Rebecca Turner

//images: Littlelulu

giverny is a living painting

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I went to visit the village that became famous as the location of Claude Monet’s garden and home on a rainy day of summer a couple of years ago. Then this post has been procrastinated for so long because I couldn’t choose between the thousand of pictures I took there: everything in this place is so aesthetic that it looks like a photographic setting,

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it really breathes art and beauty.

I was invited by a parisian girl I just met the day before to join her and an art-loving couple of friends for a birthday-surprise picnic in Giverny: isn’t this more than welcoming after just a month in Paris? We shared this wonderful day (the rain didn’t bother us much) and became friends: I feel so lucky to have met such great people here :)

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These below are some corners of the Clos Normand, Monet’s garden.

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I really can’t imagine how much gardening work it may demand keeping all these plants and flowers in such perfect condition.

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The Water Garden host the famous water lilies that are captured on so many Monet’s paintings.

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Walking through Monet’s house and garden made us feel like we were becoming part of an impressionist artwork,

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then on the way back home we realized how even the little streets around the village are invaded by flamboyant flowers: there must be some magic going on in Giverny.

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lazy and hot

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It is now official: after the longest winter ever, hot summer has arrived even in Paris (temperatures are expected to reach 30° and more throughout this week).

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a glimpse into the G.P. permanent collections

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trough the Contemporary Collection hosted on the 4th level of the Centre Pompidou

//1_a friend interacting with wall artwork

//2_at the end of the main corridor, the installation “We Stopped Just Here At The Time” by Ernesto Neto has replaced the giant mushroom by Carsten Holler

//3_I love the simplicity of these paintings… unfortunately I lost all my little notes and I can’t remember the artist’s name: please let me know if you recognize it!

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père lachaise blues

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After almost a year I went visiting the Père Lachaise Cemetery back again the last two following weekends

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my advice is to forget the maps and to simply get lost following your own path

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…and don’t be afraid to miss Jim Morrison’s grave: it is one of the easiest to find as there is always a “happening” going on. Or you may also follow people bringing bottles and weirdos.

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Asking your opinion: it may sound a little creepy but I’m thinking about adding a new “cemeteries” tag as I have a few posts on this subject… what do you think about it?

//images: Littlelulu