Sphérades

Another controversial art installation at the Palais Royale is Sphérades, officially known as Les Fontaines de Pol Bury. Installed in 1985 by Belgian artist Pol Bury, each of the two fountains consist of 10 stainless steel spheres that slowly rotate on their axis under the power of the water flowing over them. I thought they … Continue reading Sphérades

Lavalet

French street artist, Levalet, is best known for using the wheat-paste poster and stencil technique. Think back to the gloppy glue you used when creating paper mâche crafts in kindergarten class. This enables an artist to create their pieces elsewhere before adhering them to whatever surface they choose. As most street art is illegal, this … Continue reading Lavalet

Le Baiser

Visitors to my favourite gallery in Paris, l'Orangerie, will likely be familiar with the smooching statue outside the main entrance. Le Baiser (The Kiss) is a work by famed sculptor Auguste Rodin. Inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy, Le Baiser depicts two characters who were murdered for falling in love. "‘The Kiss’ was originally inspired by … Continue reading Le Baiser