Dan Flavin at the Centre Pompidou. Photo Art Journey Paris.
Join us on an art journey at the Pompidou center to wonder at a century of spectacular creativity. After having wondered at 5,000 years of human creativity at the Louvre, and met the artists that made art possible at the musée d'Orsay, now is time to discover art proper.
For millennia art, for the most part, told people what to think, since it was commissioned by political and religious leaders. With Impressionism, the artist wasn't anymore illustrating propaganda, but became at last free to paint or carve as he wished.
Yet the first reaction in front of artworks that did not tell people what to think or what to do was confusion and insults! Incomprehension and laughter, saying that children could do better, that artists were crazy or talentless... But at the start of the 20th century, the young artists who saw what Monet, Cézanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin had done realised that art did not need to copy reality anymore.
No one asks what music might mean, while it has intense powers to create emotions... Nor complains when readers are invited to create images in their mind from the words written by someone else.
So let's discover, with our Modern Art private tour the great steps of 20th century art: Matisse, Picasso, abstraction with Kandinsky and Malevich, later Pollock and Rothko, and much more.
Let's wonder with a private tour of the Pompidou centre at a stunning reinvention of art with Marcel Duchamp, and from Dada to Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys, at dazzling innovations. One of which is a great gift, to involve the viewer's own creativity and emotions, so we can all be artists.
The Centre Pompidou can be visited at night any day of the week except Tuesdays.
The Pompidou center opens every day except Tuesdays, from 11 am to 9 pm, meaning evening tours are possible any day of the week.
A visit of the Pompidou center can be complemented by a visit of the nearby Musée Picasso. Entrance tickets are extra, the best place to get them is from Pompidou Centre tickets website.
We also are accredited at the Pinault Fondation, so if you wish to visit the Bourse du Commerce - Fondation Pinault, please ask.
To inquire about a private tour of the Pompidou centre, please mention the date of the visit as well as the number of participants, using the form below, thank you.