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From 1st to 5th June 2015, the Art foundation course students and the practical photography students from Studio M Montpellier went to Paris. For a whole week, our art school students were wandering through the museums and were able to see the greatest masterpieces that the Art World has on offer.

Trip to Paris for Montpellier Art School students

Monday 1st June at 7:20 am precisely, the Parisian trip began for our art and photography students. Sketchbooks and cameras in hand, the students toured the street of the City of Lights, in order to discover the most emblematic cultural addresses and to enjoy their temporary exhibitions.

Paris, Day 1

It is under a glorious sunshine that our artists set foot in the streets of the capital city. After a first stop to admire the architecture of the Sainte-Chapelle and Notre-Dame, students continued their trip via Montmartre hills to admire the view from the Basilica of the Sacré-Coeur.

Day 2, overview of the diversity of arts

If during the school year, young talents at Studio M have had a good overview of artistic variety, the second day of their journey had given them a tangible taste of it. After visiting the Rodin Museum (and past the famous Thinker and The Gates of Hell), they went to the Champ de Mars for an impromptu picnic under the iconic Eiffel Tower.
The young Aesthetes then went to the Museum of Contemporary Art where they were able to admire the work of Yves Klein, Robert Delaunay and Henri Matisse; the highlight of the tour was a ghost train designed by the artist Elaine Sturtevant. Last stop of the day, the Quai Branly where the exhibition “tattooed” traced the history of tattooing through archives.

Day 3 – Yves St Laurent vs Robot

The young artists from Studio M were queuing for the Musee d'Orsay. to open its doors. As soon as it opened, they could discover incredible pieces, from sculptures to paintings, through pieces of architectural work to graphic arts. In addition to the permanent exhibition, they were able to admire a retrospective on post-impressionist Pierre Bonnard and a Dolce Vita exhibition.

Later on in the afternoon, students in Applied Arts and Practical Photography had the privilege to discover the personal creative workshop of Yves Saint Laurent. His office, his way of drawing which had been carefully preserved, were presented to our students. They deepened their knowledge of the world of fashion thanks to the “1971 exhibition, the scandalous collection”.
After, students headed for a radical change and made way to Le Cube, a digital creation centre and attended the exhibition “Robot pour être vrai”.

Day 4, "Paris is a feast" (Ernest Hemingway)

On day 4, the Museum of Decorative Arts was the first attraction of the day. The afternoon was marked by a stop at the Grand Palais to explore the exhibition “American Icons”.
Later in the day, the young aesthetes had an encounter with the bad boy of fashion: Jean Paul Gaultier . From corset to his legendary sailor outfit, all of his most famous trademark models were presented.

Day 5, last but not least!

On their last day, Studio M’s artists and photographers had access to the Louis Vuitton Foundation, designed by Frank Gehry. The glass vessel is now home to an impressive collection of modern art. Following this concentrated of contemporary art, students travelled several centuries back with a visit to Le Louvre.

Find all the pictures of the trip in the gallery below!