The Louvre and a
woman posing as a
sculpture in Paris
Barbara Muir © 2015
This photo of the Louvre is so nostalgic for me. Do you see the woman standing like
a statue on a platform? The Louvre is one of the most famous art museums in the world,
and they do cool things, like leave sculpture plinths out for visitors to pose on. I met and
photographed this family, and they were so much fun. The whole neighbourhood where the
Louvre is, is so alive — so much going on. You cross the Pont des Arts over the Seine
and you are in an area packed with cafés, restaurants, charming stores, and galleries.
We’ve stayed in a lovely apartment hotel in Paris both times that I exhibited in the Carousel
Du Louvre, in the basement of the Louvre. I was thinking about that show today — the last
time I exhibited there was in 2016. And that was the last time I saw one of my best friends, the
wonderful artist Miranda Brouwers, who I talk to on the phone every Thursday. Wow we had
such a wonderful time.
Barbara Muir © 2016
Of course these memories are especially precious today, when we can’t know when travel
will be possible again. Until then — 3 cheers for the Louvre, 3 cheers for Paris, and 3 cheers
for the kind art directors at E editore in Rome, Italy for making that show in Paris affordable,
transporting my work from Italy to Paris, and shipping it home to me where it sold!
Have a loving your happy life stories day!