A monumental artwork for a monumental birthday: JR celebrates the Louvre Pyramid’s 30th anniversary

Category:

Thirty years have already gone by since the Louvre Pyramid was unveiled.

Designed by architect Ieoh Ming Pei, this huge glass and metal pyramid was long opposed by Parisians, who perceived it as an intrusion in the 18th century architecture of the palace. Despite all criticism, thirty years later, the Louvre Pyramid is internationally known as one of Paris’s symbols, and it is now hard to think of the French capital without it.

excellence magazine louvre JR

The museum decided to celebrate its pyramid’s 30thanniversary in a fairly unusual way by involving French artist JR (Jean René), who came up with a monumental installation specifically created for the occasion.

JR Louvre

For three days, with the help of 400 volunteers, he pasted long paper stripes on the floor of the Napoleon Courtyard, ultimately revealing a dramatic optical illusion.

JR Louvre

If looked at from a storeroom on the museum’s third floor, the art piece shows the pyramid emerging from a rocky quarry. Meant to last a single weekend, the stunning creation can now be found on JR’s Facebook profile.

sponsored
sponsored
Emanuela Zini
Emanuela Zini
My professional life has been marked by several big changes that made me grow as a person and as a leader, develop new skills and mental flexibility, which in turn allows me to face challenges from a different, unique perspective. To me, writing represent a way to communicate with myself and with others. Telling stories and engaging my readers are the challenges that I am currently facing within a wider editorial project.

Related Posts

ANASSA Hotel in Cypro: the ultimate Mediterranean retreat

One of the curious things about the Anassa is how tricky it is to parcel up and present. Capturing the wholeness of the place, framing its splendid size, its weighty elegance, its thrilling solidity, is challenging

Martini presents the Essenza wardrobe

Choosing the right wardrobe plays a fundamental role in the organisation of the bedroom. Martini offers flexible, modular systems to meet every need, creating the ideal solution for keeping clothes, shoes, accessories and jewellery in order, and the new Essenza wardrobe has been conceived to allow the project designer to create furnishings with no limits, with or without doors

The Ferrari 250 Gto, a historic racing car from the house of Maranello, is a work of art

It is the first time that the protection of copyright has been recognized in a car. And it is no coincidence that the protagonist is a car of the Cavallino, if we consider that the Museum of Moder Art (Moma) in New York organized an exhibition at the beginning of the 1990s with the protagonists of the Rossa models and a car for competition the F1-90 is among the six cars that have become part of the historical collection