In yesterday's post I got us just barely inside the Centre Pompidou, the primary museum of modern and contemporary art in Paris. The permanent collection starts at the turn of the previous century. The earliest painting I saw was this very impressionistic Matisse:
And there were lots more from his later years:
Apologies in advance if some of my photos are off-square or otherwise nasty -- many of them are under glass and I had to shift position to avoid glare.
Cubism isn't my favorite art genre, but the Pompidou had a huge array and I found a lot of intriguing works. Not so top-heavy on guitars and wine bottles as other cubist collections I've seen elsewhere.
Here's another that I really liked:
Look at this little guy lurking in the wings at stage right -- I think I may steal his beautifully simplified form for a collage or embroidery sometime.