• See a funky art installation in Paris this spring

    2012-03-14

    The city of Paris is full of cultural wonders and a unique ambiance that is instantly recognizable in the world. No matter how many times travelers have ventured to this amazing destination, there are always new things to see and do that please an array of travel palates. For instance, visitors who plan on taking a Europe travel tip to the city this spring may wish to check out a fascinating outdoor exhibit at the Jardins des Tuileries that is in stark contrast against the usually classic French decor.

    Yayoi Kusama's work will be on display in the gardens, titled "Flowers That Bloom at Midnight." This exhibit will make its debut in France and change the landscape of the grounds throughout March and April. Guests may peruse the pathways and see some large fiberglass flowers and plants splashed with every color of the rainbow, reports The Huffington Post. They are part of her recent concentration on the natural world and creates surreal sculptures that catch the eye. All of the pieces are hand painted and part of a large public commissioned project displaying Kusama's interpretations of tulips, lilies and more.

    Kusama is known for her love of polka dots and her use of bright, vibrant colors in various art installations across the world. She often uses flowers as a focal point, whether it be in paintings, sculptures, video art or simple drawings. At 82 years young, this artist has captured a whimsical and fun essence that is portrayed in her pieces, whether they be giant outdoor sculptures or entire rooms covered in multi-toned spots. She has received acclaim in the art world, including the Order of the Rising Sun National Lifetime Achievement award and the Praemium Imperiale prize.

    In the past, her art has been featured at prestigious galleries worldwide, including the Tate Modern in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Kusama continues to create more pieces today and her work is well-loved by international art enthusiasts.

    When travelers journey to Paris, they may want to make stop at amazing galleries like the Louvre or the Musee d'Orsay. However, for a different kind of art experience, guests to the city should not miss the installation at the Jardins des Tuileries, which will be on display throughout the spring.

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