October 6, 2016

Colour me beautiful...

The weather is fabulous. The sun is out and the sky is blue... what better way to enjoy such a rare Parisian October day than to head out to the Fondation Louis Vuitton with some girlfriends to visit the glass sails of Frank Gehry's building whom the French artist Daniel Buren has covered with an array of multicoloured filters.

He has covered the 3,600 pieces of glass making up the building's 12 sails in brightly-coloured filters. The colourful pieces have been arranged in a chequerboard-like formation, and have been applied to both the inside and outside of the building's glass facades – creating a kaleidoscopic effect that changes depending on the time of day.

The bright panels pick up hues and textures present in their surroundings: green expanses of forest, the red of neighboring buildings.

13 different hues that accentuate the shiplike structure’s 12 billowing sails.
Guess which is my favourite?!?

Patterns refracting on 3,600 pieces of glass both inside and outside of the building

A penchant for tiling would seem to share the iconic Louis Vuitton "Damier" pattern

"One of the most important things is to give to people the freedom to see the way they'd like" says Daniel Buren.

A peek towards the Eiffel Tower

The very first sketch drawn on a napkin by Frank Gehry

Not quite sure why they call this the grotto? 

A sense of pure luxury

These four deckchairs had our name of them...

... after a very intense lunch!

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