This year, the Louvre Museum celebrates the 30th anniversary of its famous glass pyramid and many events have been planned around it.
The first one occurred this week-end, under the direction of French artist JR.
JR has imagined a giant collage creating an optical illusion which gives the impression that the iconic pyramid is emerging from a huge abyss, a kind of giant quarry of white rock. The collage has been put in place with the help of some 400 volunteers, working in teams of 50. They have been pasting 2,000 paper strips on the cobbles of the famous museum's courtyard, during four days. I followed the whole process on JR's Instagram; it was quite something!
Today, I was very excited at the idea of seeing what this temporary masterpiece looked like and I rushed there just after work. I was a bit disappointed because the only way to see JR's work was to watch it on two giant screens. As it was an optical illusion, it couldn't be seen, just looking at it. But I must admit that it was vey bigggg indeed.
For more information about the other events planned around this 30th anniversary, here is the link to the dedicated web page.