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Musee National Picasso Paris

May 11, 2006

Today’s stop on the Paris museum tour is proudly brought to you by La Vache.

Amy and I took the Metro to Place de la Bastille, wandered around for a while, and eventually found today’s destination – Musee National Picasso Paris.  I love Picasso’s art (all of it, including the real hairy private part stuff ever since I saw it with my mom at the Guggenheim retrospective a long time ago) and the Musee National Picasso Paris is one of my favorite museums in the world.  The current show is a compendium of work by Picasso of his famous lover / muse Dora Maar along with an extensive selection of Dora Maar’s work – including many amazing photos of Picasso and the first photo montage of an artistic work in progress – which happens to be Guernica.

You aren’t allowed to take photos in the museum, but no one was looking and I figured you’d want to see what Dora looked like.  Yup – that’s Dora (actually Femme a L’oiseau – Dora Maar 17 June 1939).  It took us 90 minutes to have our way with the museum, at which point we wandered into a cafe and had a typical french lunch (mine included some veggies with aspic.) 

Full of art and food, I took a taxi over to 3i’s Paris office for a meeting followed by a stumblefuck around Paris to the Metro back to our apartment to jam through a bunch of phone calls and email until dinner (which of course didn’t start until 8:30, this being Paris and all.)  Since I woke up at 3am, I don’t think I’m going to have too much trouble sleeping tonight.