Monday, November 4, 2013

The Auditorium Of Palais Garnier

The auditorium of Palais Garnier.

I do not think Marc Chagall’s ceiling panels, added in 1964 and as instantly obsolete as living room furniture from the same period, are a suitable addition to what may be the world’s greatest Beaux Arts building, inside and out.

For the pasting of 1960s decoration onto one of the world’s most sublime spaces, the world has André Malraux to thank.

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