I hope you are well. Today’s post is a cultural suggestion, a pleasant and free programme to follow during these grey winter days.
Recently, my great friend B. and I went to visit the new temporary exhibition which runs until 2 April 2017 at the Musée de Carouge. The museum is presenting a retrospective of the work of the Geneva artist Yvan Larsen, born in 1924.
Yvan Larsen is strongly linked to Carouge: five of his animal sculptures are on show in public places in the town.
In this exhibition, we can admire sculptures that Yvan Larsen created throughout his life, together with drawings and archive photographs. It is a celebration of a rich, long and varied career.
Although interested in the human figure and, in addition, capturing almost abstract forms, he is above all known for his animal sculptures.
At the outset, Yvan Larsen represents mostly the human figure, either as a full statue or a bust. Little by little, the animal takes a larger place. The artist is, moreover, strongly influenced by Egyptian art which pushes him to simplify and purify the end result of his work.
Finally, it is objects from the plant world or representations of insects, bordering on abstraction, that occupy him.
Musée de Carouge
Place de Sardaigne 2
Opening hours to the public: Tuesday to Sunday from 2pm to 6pm
After the visit to the museum, we strolled a little in Carouge and had a long cake stop at Martel. To choose a cake here is mission impossible. In the end, I took a sexy St-Honoré and my friend chose an Opéra. She devoured her choice in a flash... hahahaha... We chatted and chatted as old friends do.
I hope you enjoyed this visit to the museum.
Lots of love