Walking down the rue du Rivoli one day, I spotted this crazy looking art gallery promotion. Inspirational stuff!
We expect to see the greatest hits of world art in Paris and of course we find that left and right.
But don't you love stumbling on your own great art discovery?
Paris is surprising. It's whimsical. It's sometimes even silly.
And that's what we love best.
Whether in the form of playfully painted urban expressionism or carefully crafted gallery art that's a bit "out there", I believe there's a place for all kinds of street art in today's modern city.
Paris is no museum city. It's expressive, sometimes even outlandish and always forward thinking.
In the words of Auguste Rodin:
"The main thing is to be moved, to hope, to tremble, to live."
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!
Check out the hip jeunes filles to the right. Are they running to or from the audacious Pompidou Center?
"Art is meant to disturb. Science reassures." said french painter Georges Braque. I like that thought.
What are your thoughts?
Art or vandalism?
Appealing or pointless?
Hilarious or tragic?
Either way, whatever your opinion, in Paris you'll see art. Lots of art. And it sure beats staring at your computer screen all day long. Give it a chance. Embrace the happy.
Think about it. Really, really look.
Take your time.
Get out and see it.
Change your outlook.
It will talk to you.