Pouring rain, howling wind and the dripping queue of umbrellas stretching up the plaza in front of the Pompidou Centre Paris could not dampen the long anticipated pleasure to see Le Surrealism et L’ Objet. The exhibition was devoted to a weird and wonderful collection of surrealist objects and photographs many of which had been shown in previous exhibitions in the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s.
My daughter and I were frequently unable to quell our laughter and sheer joy at the absurdity of the humour that so evidently motivated many of the artists at the time, Dali, Man Ray, Oppenheimer to name but a few! There were a number of works by contemporary artists such as Cindy Sherman but her photographs in particular seemed crude and obvious next to the rather more subtle works of her forerunners.
It would be hard to pick out the highlight but I guess if my back was up against the wall I would choose: