Such a luxury to breeze past the long lines at the Louvre with my UNC faculty ID - kids are free - and go see amazing art 3 times this trip! Today was the day to see my favorite paintings and the Wim Deloyve show - our last full day here......Have always loved Cranach.....especially this painting which I now see with Amy Ruth Buchanan at my side:
Backwards graffiti in our metro station:
Kids at the Cultural Communication building, at the stones that read BON ENFANTS (good children):
neat display of jewelry at a little shop in a passage where I bought a beautiful silk top and a funky silver bag....
in Belleville yesterday with Huong Ngo:
Very sweet menage a trois Napolean furniture:
Crazy scale - man with dog:
dragonfly sign in the little passge:
D U R E R !
love these little cupids in black hoods at a funeral:
Joan of Arc:
Guthrie noticed these sunprints of leaves on the sidewalk!
Standing beside a VW very much like the one my parents drove us 6 kids all over Europe in when I was 6 years old!
One of my favorite paintings ever. This used to be in Lyon when we lived there in 1999.....
Kids in Napolean's apartment:
for Chris Marker who died today at age 91:
this rooster is not for sale:
Wim Deloyve, laser cut metal in the pyramid and throughout Napolean's apartment:
and one piece in porcelain:
I did not much like most of Deloyve's sculptures - too garish and funded by Mercedes-Benz....
Silk carpeted pigs - the kids hated all of his work, especially the animals, which they thought were mean and disrespectful of Deloyve....
Napolean's dining room:
so Jeff Koons:
Rabbit Slippers (real), the most upsetting piece for the kids: