Matisse Self Portrait
We ended up spending the better part of the morning just strolling through the exhibit. Pictures were allowed but "no flash" as I soon found out when I accidently forgot to turn it off. Sorry....
On our way to the Museum of Contemporary Art we stopped at a cafe and had a wonderful pizza and of a course a beer........no Kronenbourg so a Leffe would have to do.
We headed to the Museum of Contemporary Art by way of the Garonne River. Warning: pics of me ahead.
So we arrive and I am so excited because I absolutely adore contemporary art and can't wait to spend the rest of the day taking it all in. John was such a good sport.
Major Disappointment ahead......
First off, the building was beyond anything I had ever seen before. Anyone who loves architecture would weep. The stonework, the archways and the stairs were breathtaking. The building, as far as I was concerned, was the art.
Because of the language barrier I wasn't really sure if paintings were housed within these stone walls or whether they ever would be. There were two small video installations upstairs, one by Christopher Hutins and the other artist I don't remember. As we were wandering around we came upon this quaint rooftop cafe and decided to sit awhile and order a cappucino........this place was dream like.
Here are a few of the installations that were shown at the Museum.........no paintings. Art is and will always be subjective.........I am the first person to say it because it is so, but this wasn't my cup of tea. Perhaps if I knew the language and could read the cards beside the work, I would have a better understanding of what the artist was offering but................wasn't going to happen.
Next post: More food, more wine, more chocolate .........wandering around Bordeaux.