Paul Klee at the Pompidou
An Art Show in Paris that kids will love
Everyone is talking about the Paul Klee exhibition at the Pompidou and with good reason. The show has over 250 pieces of his work and it’s the first Klee retrospective in Paris since 1969.
“A line is a dot that went for a walk”
It was, of course, busy inside the exhibition hall, so we decided to move quickly through the seven main areas and I asked Alice to choose one painting in each room that, she would like to stop and look at and talk about. She chose the paintings with the boldest colours and we had a lot of fun speculating about why Klee painted each one the way he did. She enjoyed discussing the child-like style of some of the paintings and we touched on why he might have painted a certain way in the pre-war years. We loved seeing such a range of his artwork and the different styles and materials he adopted. It was colourful, inspiring and totally engaging.
This exhibition is a great conversation-starter about art with your kids and definitely worth a visit. Plus it has inspired us to find some fun Klee inspired art projects to do at home later in the holidays. http://www.teachkidsart.net/
The Pompidou is a fantastic culture spot for the whole family and it also left us perfectly placed to wander over to look at the new development at Les Halles, including the Lego store!
Be sure to get your tickets in advance to avoid the worst of the lines. http://billetterie.
The Paul Klee Exhibition is on at the Pompi until August 1, 2016.
Centre Pompidou, Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004
Thanks for your review Mama Jen.
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