Tuesday, April 9, 2013

la fontaine Max Ernst

Yet another landmark of Amboise is this fountain designed and sculpted by the artist Max Ernst in 1967.  To me it is surprising that such a contemporary sculpture by an avant garde artist would end up in a small town in central France.  This is definitely a piece designed to amuse and I think it works.  Interestingly, the twin of the little guy on the very top has been placed on a simple pedestal right across from the Pompidou Center in Paris.  I have put off posting a photo because I've been waiting weeks for the flowers and some (brief) sunshine.  I can just hear the little guy saying "at last" !

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