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The Pompidou

Michael, Ann, and I went to the Pompidou the first day, jet-lagged-excited.

Pompidou Museum

Pompidou Museum exterior


Pompidou Museum Terrace

Apres-lunch. View from the restaurant terrace.

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.



The Pompidou Miro

Ann Surrounded by Miro Paintings

Pompidou Miro

Joan Miro


Pompidou Miro

Joan Miro

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.



Pompidou Matisse Blouse roumaine

Matisse, La Blouse roumaine, 1940
















The paintings by Matisse were overwhelming in their beauty and number.







Pompidou Matisse Pellerin

Matisse, Auguste Pellerin II, 1917

Pompidou Matisse le violinste

Matisse Le violinste 1918

Pompidou Matisse Prozor

Matisse, Greta Prozor, 1916


















And those of Kandisky!

Pompidou, Kandinsky, Bogen


Pompidou sculpture

Sculpture uniting the interior of the Museum and the exterior surroundings

Lunch on the Pompidou Terrace

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.