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The Ghost of the Staircase

escalier lefuel louvre by francois morrelet
French artist François Morellet got a nice job done by putting up his new art installation inside the venerable 1850s Lefuel staircase of the Louvre's Richelieu wing. It's a nice way to be creative without demolishing the old world ambiance that this particular staircase creates.
Anselm Kieffer with his work inside one of the old Louis XIV staircases in the Egyptian wing inside the Colonade didn't do that well a job, his work takes too much dominance over the space and the color contrast is way too strong.
escalier lefuel louvre by francois morrelet
"With lightness and elegance, Morellet redesigned its bay windows and oculi to create "L’Esprit d’escalier". He took pleasure in “fragmenting and destabilizing the panes of glass with their rather inelegant ironwork, and confronting them with their own image, created using an old and invaluable technique of the master glassworkers.”"
escalier lefuel louvre by francois morrelet

escalier lefuel louvre by francois morrelet

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