I used to be real art buff – I studied a few history of art courses in university, I wrote about art for a London-based arts and culture website and used to make it my mission to visit at least two exhibitions a month. Now I’m lucky if I get to 1 every 3 or even 6 months. My love for art hasn’t diminished and I still have a broad knowledge, but now I spend most of my free time trying to create pretty pictures instead of oogling masterpieces! Yet I still find nothing fuels my creativity more (besides travelling) than a visit to a gallery. With my dad in town earlier this week for father’s day I thought it was high time I visited Atelier Brancusi. (He used to drag me to galleries when I was little, so finally it was my turn to drag him!).
The space is a replica of Romanian artist and sculptor, Constantin Brancusi's studio, who moved to Paris in 1904 and lived and worked in the city until he died in 1957. His work is breath-taking - there are huge sculptures crafted from wood, plaster and brass, heads reminiscent of figures by Picasso and Modigliani, old cameras - he collaborated with Man Ray - his tools and the odd painting. If you love art, I suggest you add it to your Paris visit-list!