The mystery is over- Anish Kapoor is the latest artist to exhibit work at l’École des Beaux Arts.
His series, Cement Works is set up in the school’s chapel, Chapelle des Petits-Augustins.
Here is an excerpt of the artist statement:
“These works bear witness to the artist’s interest in self-generation, a concept inherited from the Sanskrit word svayambh. In essence, Anish Kapoor’s sculptures give the sensation of not having been created by human hand and of having always been there, following the example of certain astoundingly beautiful forms built up over thousands of years by the forces of nature: one thinks of coral ounds or certain rocky outcrops…”
Cement Works is on display Tuesday-Sunday, 11-7 until June 11th.
…on my birthday, I moved to Vancouver, B.C. and began this blog. In September, I moved to Paris for an exchange at l’École des Beaux Arts. Now, 385 posts later, the year is up. I am still in Paris and will continue chronicling my adventures under a new title, One More Year.
Faithful followers, thank you for the support. Stay gold :)
Memory, hither come,
And tune your merry notes;
And while upon the wind
Your music floats,
I’ll pore upon the stream
Where sighing lovers dream,
And fish for fancies as they pass
Within the watery glass.
I’ll drink of the clear stream,
And hear the linnet’s song;
And there I’ll lie and dream
The day along;
And when night comes, I’ll go
To places fit for woe,
Walking along the darken’d valley
With silent Melancholy.
“Song: Memory, hither come” by William Blake.
I am currently reading a collection of poems by William Blake, selected by Patti Smith.
Ragamuffin is a clothing store specializing in knitwear located on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. It is a gem, a perfect gem! Below are some pictures of my favourite pieces from the men’s section-
With two hours to spare before a train, I explored west Glasgow and discovered Kember & Jones on Byres Road. It is a deli, bakery, restaurant and cooking store that - quite accurately - claims to be a “Fine Food Emporium.” For breakfast, I had the beautiful granola pictured below.
Although it isn’t cheap, the atmosphere and authenticity is worth every pound. Not only did Kember & Jones introduce me to granola as art, but their espresso was far better than the majority of shops I visited.
My only complaint is that they forced me to sit next to the most appetizing focaccia I have seen since Granville Island.
If you’re in Glasgow, Kember & Jones is a must.
The sterile growth o’ Space ootour,
That clad in bitter blasts spreids oot
Frae me, the sustenance o’ its root.” —
This is a section of the poem, A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle by Scottish poet, Hugh MacDiarmid.
Last week I was in Scotland.