Sunday, April 5, 2015

Le Cyclop - Jean Tinguely

Deep in the backwoods, in the middle of nowhere (or, to be precise, in the forêt de Milly, 50 km south of Paris) Swiss artist Tinguely placed this 22-meter high 'Monster' or 'Head' sculpture. 
It was manufactured in collaboration with a series of lesser known artists (his second wife Niki de St Phalle was, at any rate, the only one I knew of) and takes the form of an out-of-door museum to amble round, each artist having supplied one or several installations of very various kinds. 
Ambling on your own is not allowed; you have to take a guided tour which both impeded on and nourished my assessment of the artworks.

Quirky and out of the ordinary, even the preteens enjoyed it!


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