Henry Matisse, Women and Monkeys, detail

National Museum

of Modern Arts 

in Paris, France

Centre Pompidou, Architects: R. Piano and R. Rogers

    To Georges Pompidou  

     Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou (National Center of Art and Culture) is a public establishment in Paris that was inaugurated in 1977. The strange building, looking more like a gas factory than like a museum, was conceived by the architects P. Piano and R. Rogers. Tip: Point on the stamps with the mouse index for more information about the works of art displayed and about the stamps.

France, 1961. Roger de la Fresnaye (1885-1925), The 14th July (1914). Sc. 1017. France, 1991. Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), The Swing (1876). Musée d'Orsay. Sc. 2242. France, 1961. Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Blue Nudes (1952). Sc. 1014.

     Situated on the Beaubourg platform, it groups the National Museum of Modern Art, a big Public Library, the Center for Industrial Creation and the Acoustical-Musical Research and Co-ordination Institute.

France, 1972. André Derain (1880-1954), The Barges (1904). Sc. 1330.

      Georges Pompidou is the man who mostly contributed to the creation of the National Center of Art and Culture.

France, 1967. Henri Julien Rousseau (1844-1910), Father's Juniet's Gig(1908). Sc. 1172. France, 1963. Marc Chagall (1897-1985), The Married Couple of the Eiffel Tour (1938). Sc. 1076. France, 1983. Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955), Le Lapin Agile (1915). Sc. 1869.

    He was a French politician. Between 1962-1968 he was Prime Minister and after that, till his death in 1974, President of the French Republic.

France, 1971. Georges Rouault (1871-1958), The Dreamer (1946). Sc. 1297.

      Georges Pompidou was fascinated by the modern art and culture. (After: Petit Larousse en couleurs, Librairie Larousse, 1988)

France, 1965. Raoul Dufy (1877-1953), The Red Violin (1948) . Sc. 1117. France, 1979. Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Head of Marianne (1978). Sc. 1628. France, 1976. Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958), Still Life (c. 1910). Sc. 1468.

     Link: Centre Pompidou

Published: 5/19/2000. Revised: 06/18/00. Copyright © 2000 by Victor Manta, Switzerland. All rights reserved worldwide.

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