garden of art

My neighbor is Picasso. Rather, his art collection, contained in the Picasso Museum. How privileged do I feel living in such close proximity to some of the greatest art works in history? Very. But for the moment, a long moment ending sometime in Spring 2013, the museum is closed. That leaves me to explore the artwork surrounding the museum, more modern in style, some of it equally abstract.

Anyone who lives in Paris or visits often knows that you need only to look up to find artistic expressions in the form of graffiti, posters, murals… Often times the art found on the exterior walls of Paris is more interesting than that found inside the museums. If you take the time to look for it.

The beauty of the Picasso Museum lies also in it’s structure and surrounding garden. An ideal place to seek refuge and read a bit of French philosophy, do some writing of your own, share a baguette, or play a game of ping-pong. The latter one of my favorite Paris past times. And the composition of the sky above the museum at dusk is in itself a masterpiece.

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5 Comments

  1. Susan August 5, 2011

    Oh no, I had no idea that was closing, so sad!

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    • Kasia August 7, 2011

      Yes, the Musee Picasso has been closed since I moved to Paris, very sad since I live so close! Thankfully I’ve been there once already.

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  2. Lindsey August 6, 2011

    So true – can’t wait for the museum to reopen though!

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    • Kasia August 7, 2011

      I’m counting the days (I mean years)!

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  3. StyleOnTheCouch August 7, 2011

    Lovely post – we have a few ping pong tables in NYC (one in the beer garden at The Standard Hotel which I think gets the most use!) and I’m tempted to try these out. This post reminded me that the gardens and structures around the Tate museums in London are also interesting, and I should remember to look more closely at them when I return to the Uk next.

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