"Every human being is an artist." - Joseph Beuys
Discover Modern Art with our Pompidou centre private tour
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 5,000 years art told people what to think, since it was financed by Kings, to express their power, religions, to illustrate and teach the faith. With Impressionism, the artist wasn't anymore paid to do propaganda for the rulers, so could at last be free paint as he wished.
But the first reaction in front of artworks who did not tell people what to think or what to do was confusion, insults and laughs! To say the artists were crazy, talentless, that children could do better etc...
Except young artists saw what Monet, Cézanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin had created and set out to create a new kind of art that did not need to copy anymore reality.
No one complains that music 'means nothing' while it does transport us with emotions... So let's discover, with our Modern Art tour the great steps of 20th century art: Matisse, Picasso and Braque, 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, at a century of spectacular creativity.