Michael, Ann, and I went to the Pompidou the first day, jet-lagged-excited.
After lunch: on the terrace of the 6th floor restaurant overlooking Paris
First we had lunch, of course, with a good red wine. Photo opportunity on the 6th floor of the Pompidou, with Paris in the background.
Then off to view the art works.
Ann: my reaction to the Pompidou was amazement at the sheer number of pieces of the artists I like, such as the Spanish painting by Joan Miro. And by how many large canvases Miro painted. Previously I had seen only small works of his.
The paintings by Matisse were overwhelming in their beauty and number.
And those of Kandisky!
With its large floor to ceiling windows and sculpture that was kind-of inside and sort-of outside, the building pulled together the art inside with the city of Paris from almost every view on each floor.
Ann reflecting on experiencing the Pompidou. Sheer Joy.