Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Cruising Through the Louvre by David Prudhomme

Cruising Through the Louvre
by David Prudhomme

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Published: 2016
Publisher: NBM Publishing
Genre: Graphic Novel, Art, France, Paris
Hardback: 80
Rating: 4

Louvre Collection series::
The Cross-Eyed Mutt
On The Odd Hours
Sky Over The Louvre
The Museum Vaults
Cruising Through The Louvre
Rohan At The Louvre
Glacial Period
Guardians Of The Louvre

An artist’s unique take on the museum experience: peoplewatching

Author and artist David Prudhomme meanders through the Louvre, feeling as if in the panels of a giant comic while he himself is creating his own is this graphic novel. In this institution, all manner of people from all over the world rub elbows quietly. So Prudhomme decides to cruise through the museum, not to look at the world famous art, but to observe the people and their interaction with it. As he wanders, he discovers a group of students somehow stuck together just as in the shipwreck on the Raft of the Medusa; a man standing behind the Seated Scribe, as if attempting to read over his shoulder; and in the hall of antiquities, a woman placing her head in a lion’s mouth. This work presents readers a strange, silent, and casual choreography, danced in the midst of one of the most prestigious museums in the world.


My two-bits:

Mostly views of people looking at art. Along with famous art pieces scattered throughout the book, prodigious amounts of cell phones - seems like one per page.


* part of Paris in July (here)
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