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From Rembrandt & Van Gogh to Delft, bicycles & beer, this art tour of Holland is a masterpiece.
It's a well-known fact that Paris is a hub for artists, with the likes of Pablo Picasso, Michelangelo and Monet gracing the walls of several museums in the city. In Vitry-Sur-Seine, a southeastern suburb of Paris, street artists are putting up their own masterpieces on public and private buildings, using the entire city as their endless canvas to display their thought-provoking work. During a tour of France, you should definitely make a side trip to this small neighborhood and keep your eyes open for the impressive works.
Artists to watch out for
Christian Guemy, who's known in the street art scene simply as C215, creates elaborate stenciled portraits of men, women and children from cultures around the world. Using spray paint and the occasional brush, Guemy produces numerous replicas of his work throughout the streets of Paris. In an interview with FatCap, Guemy explained why he chose to pursue stencil art above all other mediums.
"The stencil allows me to combine my passion for drawing and that of graffiti," said Guemy. "It is so good to affix in a street the work of several days in a few minutes and without any necessary authorization."
Guemy's collaborators include Indigo, who originally hails from Vancouver, Canada, and has produced stunning art pieces around the world. Similar to Guemy, Indigo prefers to work in public spaces while raising awareness about social issues through her medium. Her pieces typically capture singular moments in time, such as a woman whose hair billows with a gust of wind, or people waiting for the train.
Contained art at the Val-de-Marne Museum of Contemporary Art
If you want to get a better idea of what's going on in the contemporary art world during a France tour, you can go to the Val-de-Marne Museum of Contemporary Art, which presents a fully encompassing representation of today's provocative artists and designers. Current exhibitions include Presentation, where fridges are decorated with tiny glass mirrors and look more like skyscrapers than the household appliance. The installation provides a commentary on mass consumption, using the concept of fridges as a representation for how much mankind has hoarded to create modern metropolises.
Whether you take to the streets in search of the newest graffiti or go to the contemporary museums in Vitry-Sur-Seine, France tours will give you the opportunity to get in touch with some of the latest and most profound artwork in the world.
(Athens, Mykonos, Santorini)
Explore the best sights of Athens, Mykonos and Santorini. This tour includes value hotels, private and shared tours, private transfers and ferry transport between Athens & Mykonos and Mykonos & Santorini. Only available April to October.
Naples & Islands
(Bay of Naples Yacht Charter)
Sail the glorious Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples on a luxurious private yacht charter. Relax in comfortable bliss as your dedicated Captain and hostess cater to your desires.
Rome & Area
(Bay of Naples Yacht Charter)
Take a private afterhours tour of the Vatican, experience “La Dolce Vita” behind the wheel of a Ferrari, explore exclusive wine cellars and discover the historic highlights of the Amalfi Coast during 6 days on a private yacht. Meet local artisans, wine connoisseurs, master chefs and museum curators as you tour Italy.
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