La Fondation Louis Vuitton

I took a trip to Paris to meet my cousin and her two friends. I did not take as many photos as I usually do, nor will I linger on too many details of my visit, as I have already blogged about Paris; so I wish to refrain from repetitiveness.

That being said, I will share this link to my post from Versailles because I took the exact same tour and saw the exact same things. But this part was different!

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I also very much enjoyed La Fondation Louis Vuitton–a recommendation to me from a Parisian stagiaire and an assistant from my court’s Cabinet. Given that the building was finally finished in October 2014, I could not see it during my last visit to Paris, so my focus in this post is on the museum. Contrary to popular belief, there are no displays of historical Louis Vuitton bags: the foundation was formed by the famous handbag company, but its mission is to “promote and support contemporary artistic creation for a wide French and international audience.” As a private endeavor, the museum is more capable of obtaining highly expensive exhibits. Along those lines, there was a really awesome exhibit on display when I was there (which I stood in line for over 1 1/2 hours), here’s the description:

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Credit to: fondationlouisvuitton.fr/en/expositions/icones-de-l-art-moderne-la-collection-chtchoukine.html

As you could see from the captions I wrote for the artwork below, there were big name artists on display! Artists like Picasso, Gauguin, Monet, Cézanne, Pissaro, Matisse, Toulouse Lautrec… Here’s the full list:

Artists in Shchukin Collection

Credit to fondationlouisvuitton.fr/en/expositions/icones-de-l-art-moderne-la-collection-chtchoukine.html

I took pictures of the paintings which intrigued me most.

On a different note, here’s a picture of Sacré Coeur:

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Finally, here’s an amazing portrait of a woman in Montmartre which gives me hope for the future of street artistry:

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