Arc de triomphe : the packaging of Christo postponed to the autumn 2021

ARC DE TRIOMPHE, and Despite the death of the artist Christo may 31, 2020, the team in new york for the artist to defer his project "The Arc de Triomphe packag

Arc de triomphe : the packaging of Christo postponed to the autumn 2021

ARC DE TRIOMPHE, and Despite the death of the artist Christo may 31, 2020, the team in new york for the artist to defer his project "The Arc de Triomphe packaged", while repelling a year of its realization.

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[updated June 2, 2020 at 13h37] Despite the death of the artist Christo took place Sunday, may 31, 2020, to his monumental installation "The Arc de Triomphe packaged", which was to be held in the month of September 2020 on the monument on Place de l'etoile-Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, is maintained. The centre for national monuments has confirmed the achievement of the performance art in the fall of 2021, provided that the city of Paris and the State to maintain their agreement. All the technical studies of the project have already been carried out by the team of the artist and a model has been built in the suburbs of paris to test its feasibility.

The project has been self-financed entirely by the artist, had announced the centre for national Monuments, "through the sale of preparatory studies, drawings, collages of the project, as well as models, works of the fifties-sixties, and original lithographs dedicated to other subjects". "It is a structure that is beautiful to be reinterpreted as the object of art", had explained Christo in an interview with France Inter since his new york workshop. "It will be like a living object, which will move in the wind, reflect the light and with these folds that are going to move, the surface of the monument is going to become sensual, people will want to touch the Arc de Triomphe."


The Arc de Triomphe packed by Christo

The Centre des Monuments nationaux and the Centre Pompidou have announced the postponement of the packaging ephemeral of the visual artist Christo in Paris. After having covered entirely the pont Neuf in 1985, the team of the artist Bulgarian, who died may 31 at the age of 84 years, will tackle the iconic Arc de Triomphe in the fall of 2021 . A pleated voile color silver bluish of 25 000 square metres, which is recyclable, as well as 7, 000 meters of red rope, will coat fully Arc symbolic of the nation. The space under the Arc de Triomphe where the tomb of the Unknown Soldier and where to permanently burns the Flame of the Nation, will be preserved of the work of Christo.

The project of the Arc de Triomphe packed already since the 60s, when Christo was a couple with Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon, his alter ego died in 2009 as a result of a ruptured aneurysm. A collage of photos with the Arc de Triomphe packaged had been made by their own hands in 1962. "But we have not obtained the authorization to carry out this project !", had then explained to Christo at France Inter. "Nearly 60 years later, this project will be materialized. During the period in which the work will be visible, such as for the duration of the installation work", had announced that the Centre des Monuments Nationaux. The project will require the intervention of more than forty climbers.

The couple of contemporary artists had started together to pack the objects, monuments and landscapes. From September 22 to October 7, 1985, Jeanne-Claude and Christo wrap the Pont Neuf, Paris's oldest bridge of the capital, in a polyester ochre-yellow. In a statement, Christo, 83 years old, said he was "looking forward to working again to Paris (...) thirty-five years after Jeanne-Claude and I have wrapped the Pont-Neuf". Paris will become the only city in the world where Christo has worked twice.

Visit the Arc de Triomphe

On the place de l'étoile, at the top of the avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe is part of the most emblematic monuments of Paris. Located in the centre of the axis linking the Louvre to the Grande Arche de la Défense, the Arc de Triomphe is now the link between the historical Paris and the contemporary Paris. With its 50 meters high, 45 meters long and 22 meters wide, the impressive Arc de triomphe is a national symbol of which the visit worth the trip.

from The top of its panoramic terrace, the view is exceptional ! The roof of the Arc de Triomphe offers a view of ideal to discover the monuments of Paris. But above all, it is the top of the Arc and the place de l'etoile takes its full meaning : you are at the point of departure of the twelve streets and avenues, the twelve branches of the star.

The architect Jean-François Chalgrin, took his inspiration from the roman arch of Titus, with a single arch to the design between 1806 and 1836. This iconic landmark is home to the tomb of the unknown soldier, whose flame is rekindled every evening.

guided tours of approximately 45 minutes, from the plateau up to the terrace, are held every day at 10: 30 without co&uairc;t extra compared to the price of admission.

What is the history of the Arc de triomphe ? A tribute to the French armed forces

In 1667, the Palace of the Tuileries are adorned with a park which extends up to the hill of Chaillot. Le Nôtre, the landscaper of the château de Versailles, is in charge of drawing together a broad range of avenues lined with plantations, on which the Parisians can stroll. In 1694, the great avenue of the newly created will take the name of Champs-Élysées : the name refers to the place where lived the heroes of Greek mythology.

from the mid-Eighteenth century, the authorities are seeking to develop the vast space, located in the top of the Champs-Elysées, which lead to five streets. After the development of many projects, Napoleon decided in 1806 to build a monument to the glory of the imperial army, after the victory of Austerlitz. The construction of the Arc de Triomphe was completed thirty years later, under the reign of Louis Philippe.

A symbol republican

The building, built according to the plans of Chalgrin, was inspired by the Antique style. An arc of 50 meters in height and 45 meters in width, with impressive bas-reliefs. The foundations took two years. Very quickly, the new building was inserted in the public life. On December 15, 1840, at the ceremony of transfer of ashes of Napoleon, the procession passed under the Arc de Triomphe. Then the body of Victor Hugo saw the night of the 22nd to the 23rd of may 1885, before being buried in the Pantheon. In 1919, as early as the 14th of July, the troops victorious paraded under the building. The body of an unknown soldier, a casualty of the First World War, there was then buried on 11 November 1920.

The flame of remembrance, dedicated to the memory of the soldiers fallen during the Great War, burns in its premises since 1923. Since 1944, each year, the Arc de Triomphe is the passage for all the major events in republican, as the 14 July parade or the centenary of the Armistice of 11 November.

pillars, sculptural

Each face of the pillars is decorated with a high-relief depicting large battles. It can be seen from the Champs Elysées, "The triumph of 1810" by Jean-Pierre Cortot, and "the departure of The Volunteers" (called la Marseillaise) by François Rude about 1835. This high-relief, of a dimension imposing (11.6 metres 6 metres) represents the Nation leading the French to fight for their Freedom. The spirit of Freedom is represented by a woman, winged, alarming the Nation from the enemy invasion, hostile to the revolutionary regime of 1792. From the avenue of the Great Army, we can admire "The Resistance of 1814" and "The Peace of 1815" by Antoine Etex.

How much will this cost to visit the Arc de triomphe ? Full price : 12 euros free admission for children under 18 years of age free admission for the 18 to 25 years old nationals and/or residents of the U. E.

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What are the hours of the Arc de triomphe ? From 2 January to 31 march : from 10h to 22h30 1st April to 30th September : from 10h to 23h, 1st October to 31st December : 10: 22: 30

Nota bene : the last access is 45 minutes before closing.

Closures of the Arc de triomphe : 1st January, 1st may, 8 may to the morning of 14 July to the morning, 11 November, in the morning and 25 December.

What is the closest metro to the Arc de Triomphe ?

How to get to the Arc de Triomphe ? Lines 1, 2, 6 subway station Charles de Gaulle - Etoile and RER A station Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile are the closest to the Arc de Triomphe.

Date Of Update: 02 June 2020, 07:57

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