A fellow South African artist arrived yesterday and she joined me today for a very long walk to Musée Jacquemart-André, I think her feet might regret it tonight 🙂 On the way there we saw this lovely mural, my kind of graffiti!
The museum contains the private collection of husband and wife Nélie Jacquemart and Édouard André and the setting is their magnificent mansion house. In the one room a French film showed the different hand positions used by artists in the different eras. I had no idea what the man was saying, but he had such a beautiful voice I sat there and pretended to understand every word 🙂
We took a walk through Parc Monceau, created in 1778 by the painter-writer and amateur landscape designer Louis Carmontelle. This park was the scene of the first recorded parachute landing made by André-Jacques Garnerin on 22 October 1797. The park has changed hands over the years and areas were added and some restored. There are beautiful pathways with statues, arches and an ornamental version of a Roman pool used for simulating naval battles.
No day in Paris is complete without window shopping. Galerie Vivienne gave us the perfect opportunity to fulfill our duty in this regard.
Another beautiful church building, St Augustin.