Sunday, July 13, 2014

Unexpected Art Installation

Back in 2006 on a trip to Paris, I stopped by the Pantheon for a visit and I found the inside completely full of a cobweb-like work of art.  The work was called Laviathan Thot by the Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto.  It was certainly an interesting and most unusual piece of art.  It was described as a "contrast between the animality of tulle-and-polystyrene creature suspended under the dome of the Pantheon, with the weight of History and the cultural layers of this landmark".

As one reviewer put it, "it looks absolutely mind blowing".

I must say it was quite an interesting sight in such an old and historic building.

If you would like to see some of Neto's work, check this web site.  I have to say, he does some very unique installations.


Anonymous said...

Massively impressive!

Mersad said...

It really looks very impressive. A real eye catcher!

Mersad Donko Photography

cieldequimper said...

That's quite a sight. Would you believe that I've never been inside the Panthéon even though I lived right beside it for 3 years as a student and still go there regularly because there's a wickedly good restaurant in my former street? :-)

Judy said...

Strange and interesting. That must have been a sight to see. said...

It seems unusual to allow an art installation in a place where such famous people are entombed. Would the U.S. allow an art installation at Arlington National Cemetery? I doubt it.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh how the artistic mind works in weird and wonderful ways... Speaking of which, how's the painting coming along Sharon :)