One of the best things about the Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain in Nice is its architecture.
Here are just a couple of the photos I took while on the rooftop.
Yves Klein is a favourite son of Nice, and a good part of the display space is devoted to his work. But my eye was taken with this "shaped canvas" by Tom Wesselmann, who had a major show at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Montreal a couple of years ago.
|Tom Wesselmann, Still Life #56, 1967 - 69|
oil on canvas
Robert Rauschenberg is one of my favourite modern artists.
|Robert Rauschenberg, "Ruby Goose (spread)",|
|detail from "Ruby Goose (spread)"|
Note the use of printed, commercial cotton,
an acrylic ruler and a well-worn glove
French artist Niki de Saint Phalle is given a lot of exhibition space as well. As with Yves Klein, there is much biographical information on display, along with many photos of the artist at work and with family and friends.
|Niki de Saint Phalle, Fountain aux Quatre Nanas,|
1974-91, polyester, paint
|Andy Warhol, Dollar Sign, 1981|
acrylic and silkscreen on canvas