October 2015, Paris, France, Center Pompidou
1. Center Pompidou
The Center Pompidou, located on right bank of River Seine in Paris, France, is one of three most important museums in Paris along with Louvre and Musee d'Orsay. The building is contrary to traditional model and is in style of post-modern art. It has been nicknamed “refinery in city center.” People can distinguish its hydroelectric exhaust elevator system by its color: blue is air conditioning exhaust system, yellow is power grid, green is plumbing, red is elevator . On top floor of art center there is an observation deck that offers a panoramic view of Paris, a view of Montmartre district and Basilica of Sacred Heart.
At end of January 1977, Pompidou Center was officially opened to public in Paris, works in its collection were first created in 1905. Since its inception, Pompidou Center has owned over 100,000 pieces of modern and contemporary art collections and is one of largest contemporary art collections in world; its collections cover plastic arts, painting, photography, new media, cinema, architecture and design and many other fields, including work of many famous artists such as Picasso, Duchamp, Matisse and so on. Like a harbor where artists gather, humanitarians and countless dreams gather here.
Shanghai Exhibition Center - Pompidou Art Exhibition
Global Harbor Museum - Picasso Art Exhibition
My collection - works by Picasso
The name of art center dates back to late 1960s. In 1969, Pompidou succeeded Charles de Gaulle and became second president of French Fifth Republic. He is known for his enlightened cultural policy and during his tenure devoted himself to establishing a center for modern art and culture.
In 1971, 681 applicants for architectural design from 49 countries competed fiercely among themselves; finally, international jury accepted design of British Richard Rogers, Italian Junzo Pia, a scheme developed in collaboration with Renzo Piano and Gianfranco Franchini.
In 1974, President Pompidou died, and art center continued to be built, despite opposition and ridicule of Parisians; only in 1977, third year after Pompidou's death, was art center completed. In memory of this president, Cultural Center is named after President Pompidou.
2. Exterior of building, elevator and observation deck
3. Sculptures and paintings exhibited in art center
"Double portrait and a glass of wine", 1917-1918, Chagall, oil on canvas
Fauvism created by Matisse
Luxe, Calme, et Volupte' 1905
Eiffel Tower, 1926, Delaunay, oil on canvas
Cubism initiated and developed by Picasso
A room where visitors can freely create graffiti
Europe Continental Travel Notes Series Column
1. United Kingdom
London: Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, British Museum, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Castle, University of Cambridge, King's College, River Cam, Royal Gallery etc. .< /u>
York: National Railway Museum, York Minster, Viking Centre, Clifford's Tower at York Castle, York River, York City Walls, Train Station and more < /em>
Edinburgh: Harrods Arcade, Princes Street Gardens, Scott Monument, Edinburgh Art Gallery, Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street, church, Elephant Cafe (Magic cafe), Arthur's Seat, Calton Hill, iron station road, etc.
National Railway Museum
Paris: Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Seine Cruise, Center Pompidou, Palace of Versailles, Monet's Garden, Van Gogh's Bistro & Town Hall, Chenonceau Castle, Chambord, Académie des Beaux Arts Paris , Café Flore, Louvre Museum, Orangery Museum, Musee d'Orsay, etc.
French collections: Louvre Museum, Orangery Museum, Musée d'Orsay, Center Pompidou, etc.
Sunshine in Versailles
Château de Chenonceau
Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica (see Rome, Italy)
Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo, Pantheon, Column of Merit, Square of Two Rivers, Plaza de España, Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Ruins of Roman Forum, etc.< /strong >
Florence: Town Hall Square, Santa Maria del Fiore, Uffizi Gallery, Arno River, Michelangelo Square, etc.
Venice: Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Basilica, St. Mark's Square, Colored Island, Glass Island, etc.
Lucerne: Lion monument, Hof church, covered bridge, water tower, lake view, etc.
Interlaken: Snowy Alps, Mirren Hut, Tour Train, Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe, Chocolate Factory, Hiking on Schilthorn
Spitz: harbor, Tunskoe lake, Spitz castle, medieval church, mid-level gardens
Bern: railway station, river Aare, federal building, Bern Cathedral, clock with astronomical calendar, Einstein House, street view < /p>
Montreux: Lake of Thun, Lake Geneva, Montreux Museum, Chillon Castle, etc.
Geneva: train station, Geneva Fountain, Palais des Nations, Broken Chair, Palais de Justice, St. Pierre Cathedral and Tower, Lake Geneva, etc.
Bratislava: Bratislava Castle, Black Death Monument, Klemengauer Old Town Square, Slovak National Theatre, Old Town Hall, Roland Fountains, gourmet shopping street, St. Martin's Church, etc. < /u>
Budapest: Danube Cruise, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Heroes' Square, museums, art galleries, Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Parliament House, Chain Bridge, Millennium Monuments, etc. < /u>
8, Czech Republic
Prague: boat trip on Voltava River, Prague Castle, St. Vitus Church, Golden Lane, Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Old Town Square, Astronomical Clock and much more.
Karlovy Vary: Hot Springs Corridor, Commercial Street, Grand Hotel, etc.
Pilsen: Pilsen Republic Square, St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, Black Death Memorial Column, Renaissance Town Hall, City Water Tower, Masne Krama Exhibition Hall, etc.< /strong>
Czsky Krumlov: Český Krumlov Castle, St. Vitus Church, city shops, street scenes, rivers, etc.
Dresden: Saxon State Opera House, Dresden Zwinger Palace, Dresden Catholic Church, Elbe River, Square, Frauenkirche Cathedral, etc.
Salzburg: Salzburg Castle, Mozart Statue, Salzburg Church, Mozart House, Sluice Bridge over Danube, Karajan House, Mozart Museum, Summer Palace.
Hallstatt: Hallstatt town, old church, Black Death memorial column, lake and mountain scenery.
Vienna: University of Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace, Central Park, AustriaCapitol, Town Hall, Parliament Building, Queen's Square, Heroes' Square, Hofburg Imperial Palace, Royal Augustinian Cathedral, Vienna State Opera, St. Stefan, Commercial Pedestrian Street, etc.
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