Art Tips Paris

Although my recent trip to Paris was unbelievably fun it was also tinged with disappointment.

In Paris the galleries are all free entry on the first Sunday of the month – which i avoided thinking queuing in the cold would be a terrible waist of time.

I’d left my “culture” day to Monday, when my friends had gone home and I could wonder around Paris without the need to be fueled by red wine every half hour.

With a fancy Parisian spring in my step, i set off to the  Arts Decoratifs near the Louvre to see the current exhibition about Trompe-l’oeil.

I like to believe “tricks of the eye” are one of life’s ways of reminding you, your not as daft as you think.

Although id done enough research to find out what was on that weekend – id failed to look at the opening hours on the website and was firmly told by the museum staff “galerie ferme”.

If you do turn up to the gallery on the right day then check it out in the Study Gallery of Les Arts Decoratifs

Trompe-l’œil. Imitations, pastiches et autres illusions
2 Feburary 2012–November 2013

Les Arts Décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris

In the meantime feast your eyes on these bad boys …………………..

Comme des Garcons Fall 2009

Comme des Gaarcons fall 2009

Jean Charles de Castelbajac @ 

Cartoon Trompe L’Oeil – Karin Viktoria Bjurstrom @

Links very nicely with our 14s1 concept thinking

distortion / out of context / humor / manipulation