On my way to Musee Picasso, I happened upon a lovely park. Much photography and a bit of sitting to smell the roses (literally and figuratively) ensued.
Warning - rant ahead: I didn't take many photos of the art because I really wanted to 'see' it. People, you can see photos of all this stuff online. How about just sitting and contemplating a piece of artwork rather than photographing each one? How about thinking about the details your eyes see rather than only staring through a viewfinder or, God forbid, on an iPad screen? How about letting the art make you feel something instead of robotically clicking at each frame? Maybe you can tell these habits annoy me. I get it; I used to do it too. Then I realized that the art needed more of my time and attention and focus than mindlessly recording each with a digital click that I'd likely never really look at again. Go online; buy a book; enjoy the actual art in the moment with your physical presence. So speaketh the great Lowder. Hahaha! I know everyone is totally going to listen to me now.
I did photograph just a couple of pieces. I didn't know that Picasso made sculptures. Or 'found art' in abstract forms. Or collage. Or mosaics. This was all new to me.
Bottom line? I'm glad I made the trek out to the Picasso Museum during my lengthy stay here in Paris, but I don't think it's a museum that I'd visit again. Generally, I much prefer works of art created during or prior to the Renaissance. I guess I'm just old-fashioned that way.