Liu Bolin, ‘Hiding in the City’ et le Musée Fragonard



This afternoon, as there was a beautiful blue sky, I decided to go out into Paris. I went to see an exhibition at Galerie Pairs Beijing featuring an artist called Liu Bolin. It involved pictures of him painting/camouflaging himself into the background. At the supermarket, in front of a magazine stand, a statue, a picture, lanterns. It really was very impressive, there were a couple where it took me a few seconds to find him, these ones worked really well. It was quite a small exhibition but there were books for sale which showed him in hundreds of different scenarios. It was very clever and the place was very busy – everyone was loving it!

Spot the man:

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I then got the metro to Opéra as I wanted to visit the Fragonard Museum. Just as I arrived a french tour was setting off so I joined in, standing near the front so I could listen and understand. It was interesting to learn about how they make the perfumes. We saw lots of old perfume bottles and learnt about the different scents. Apparently the most popular scent in the wold is J’adore Dior and was made by a german woman. Chanel N.5 is the second best. Then they lead us to a big shop downstairs where I smelt some of the most lovely perfumes, and spritzed them all over myself before I left! I sat outside the beautiful Opéra and listened to a busker as the sun started to set.

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