“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
– Pablo Picasso
A mecca for art lovers, Paris pulls the known and the not so known of the world owing to its fascinating history of art and design. Having produced legendary figures like Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Jean-Michel Sanejouand, Henri Matisse, Gustave Courbet, Patricia Erbelding, Nicolas Poussin and hosted influential artists like Picasso himself, Paris’ grandeur is truly inspiring.
As the eighth edition of one of the most popular and definitely inescapable events, Art Elysees begins, here’s yet another chance to celebrate the glory of art. From 23rd October 2014 to 27th October 2014, on the Champs-Élysées Avenue from the Place de la Concorde to the Grand Palais, one can be a part of an influential event that comprises traditional collectors and also increasing number of fresh art lovers. By incorporating the interior design show Design Élysées to Art Élysées, the organizers expose an assortment of outstanding artworks and furniture with a focus on contemporary art and historical design. Both the events gather close to 70 galleries inside 3 pavilions, thereby offering you a miraculous view of contemporary art and design furniture.
The event showcases the work of artists like A-Sun Wu, Valerio Adami, Yaacov Agam, Ron Arad, Eduardo Arroyo, Henri-Georges Adam, Karel Appel, Javier Balmaseda, Jean-Michel Atlan, Jean-Rene Bazaine, Jean Bertholle, Remi Blanchard, Louise Bourgeois, Jean-Jacques Ceccarelli, Robert Cocteau, Jorge Enrique and Cesar to name a few.
The fair is unquestionably a perfect meeting place for specialists, gallery owners, collectors and amateurs of art and design to make contacts and dynamic exchanges. In order to keep up the quality and identity of the exhibition, the organizers work in close coordination with the artistic committee consisting of art collectors and experts.
Geometric Abstraction and Kinetic Art
This time, Art Elysees with the Contemporary Art Center Frank Popper presents an exhibition that invites the discovery of geometric abstraction and lumino-kinetic art, as a tribute to the artist Carlos Cruz Diez Venezuela. Visitors can come and experience Chromosaturation, a habitat with three bedrooms in red, blue and green colour, in complete monochrome situation. The Contemporary Art Frank Popper is a place of artists’ residencies and international exhibitions. Created by Franz Spath Silva and Georges, it is also a center of training and research. It is open to all styles, designs, installations and performances with an emphasis on kinetic and constructivist art.
With so much popularity, it goes without saying that Paris during this time will certainly experience a huge hike in tourist numbers. It is therefore a wise idea to book your accommodation well in advance. Ratedapartments.com offers you a charming array of serviced apartments in the price range of £120 per night to £400 per night right on the Champs-Élysées Avenue. Take your pick and let art mesmerise your senses.