Wednesday, October 10, 2012

atelier brancusi/paris

When I was in Paris last week, I made sure to go to Atelier Brancusi. I love Brancusi for too many reasons to list here. Brancusi left his studio and all its contents with the express instructions for it to be recreated in it's entirety for people to visit. It took the French Government awhile to get it worked out, where it would go and how to present it faithfully. So I have been so curious to see how they achieved this. Would it be faithful to his wishes? Would it feel authentic to all the amazing photographs Brancusi took of his own space? They had a lot to live up to. Unsurprisingly, my feeling about it are conflicted. But it is hard not to just lose oneself in Brancusi's life's work and most famous pieces that he kept in his own collection. These images today are just the first main studio. There will be more.


  1. It's worth noting that the current location of the atelier brancusi is right in front of the centre pompidou. The building is by Renzo Piano, co-architect (with richard rogers) of the centre.
    Interestingly enough, brancusi himself took incredible photos of his atelier.

  2. yes to everything the chap above said....Brancusi's B/W photo's are amazing-they were an invaluable aid when Duchamp was marketing his works to new collectors in the USA.....:-O
    this place is amazing-one of my favorite spaces to be in, a giant aquarium with no water but lots of sculpture.