"Twisted Realism" A visual artist, creating moody black and white tonal drawings in charcoal, pastel and graphite. Inspired by the human figure, story telling and Europe.


Paris...A Study Of The New

Whenever we think of Paris we imagine the usual charming 'old' icons.  
But this magnificent city has a modern edgy side to it, and it is little publicised. 
If you draw a straight line through The Louvre, up the Champs Elysee, through the Arc de Triomphe and continue up, you will run into a skyscraper city known as Le Defense. 
It is spectacular and a wonderful monument to cutting edge architecture. 
The thing I love about European cities is their lack of fear in placing the new beside the old. 
They embrace modernity, and I love it. 

Reflections of Miro and Calder
Under Piano's glass pyramid, Louvre
Inside the 3 sided CNIT building
EDF building meets Miro

Quai Bramley's green exterior
Wonderful rhythms
Exo-skeletal elevators,
Pompidou Centre
Quai Bramley's glass walls
with prints
Pompidou Centre
Pompidou Centre
Inside The Grande Arch
Glass towers Le Defense
Le Defense
from atop the Grande Arch.

Optical illusions with space

Calder, glass and steel
Mirror upon mirror,
reflection on reflection
The Grande Arch, 40 storeys tall.
Notre Dame fits inside the Arch.
As wide as the Champs Elysee.
Built exactly100 years after Eiffel's Tower.
The vertical metal structure inside the arch
are two glass elevators.
The two side walls are office blocks.
The top horizontal panel is an exhibition space
and outdoor viewing platform.
Water feature sculpture
Striking holes
Vast water sculptures in the plaza
EDF building, towering elegance
Beautiful mosaic exhaust stack
CNIT building,
supported at 3 points only
Underground Salon des Halles,
shopping Centre
Pompidou, wearing its inside out

1 comment:

  1. Just one more beautiful face with a myriad of bodies. Great shots Pete. Just got back from Milano. Lots of fun. Jo and I are heading off to France for a drive Wednesday. Enjoy the rest of the week.