Tuesday, 7 April 2015

VDP hors les murs : Toiles de Jouïr et fables de la Fontaine

Toiles de Jouïr Laurence Médioni
At the Toile de Jouy museum there's also a modern addition to Sweetbriar castle, in which temporary exhibitions and events are held. Here we sampled both on the day of our visit as children play acted La Fontaine's fables in front of Laurence Médioni's photographic exhibition entitled 'Toiles de Jouïr", a pun as the French verb 'jouir', depending on how it is used, means enjoying or... er... blush... coming...

Au musée de la toile de Jouy il y a une extension moderne au château de l'Eglantine où se déroulent des expos temporaires et des événements. Lorsque nous visitâmes, les deux s'y déroulaient avec des enfants qui jouaient les fables de la Fontaine devant les photos de Laurence Médioni dont l'expo s'intitulait avec humour "Toiles de Jouïr".
Toiles de Jouïr Laurence Médioni
Musée de la Toile de Jouy
Musée de la Toile de Jouy
Musée de la Toile de Jouy
Musée de la Toile de Jouy

17 comments:

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Ooooh I like that space, particularly in the last two pictures..

Randy said...

Looks like fun. I like the decor too.

Kay said...

This looks like such an interesting and surprising place! I've enjoyed all you've shown of it. Interesting angles and perspectives in the whole series.

SARA MILLER said...

The young performers seem not to enjoy their little play.Not a single smile.

Halcyon said...

Sound like an interesting event... I love yesterday's fashions too!

llandudnopictures said...

Looks like it was well attended, hope it went well?!

Josette T said...

un article sur le journal de ce jour !

Sharon Anck said...

This is an amazing space for this event.

Fotolosopher said...

I agree with the other commentators...it is a lovely space. Looks like you had a great time, too!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Interesting mix of old and new, particularly that view of the metal-framed windows overlooking the castle.

Doesn't one smile when they blush?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lovely light in these shots Ciel.. Sounds like an ooo..er interesting event :)

José Mendonça said...

The 'toile' on the left (top shot) is beautiful. Also like the glass 'parafrenalia' in the bottom shot.

William Kendall said...

The space in the last couple of shots really appeals to me!

EG CameraGirl said...

I like all the natural light inside the building!

RedPat said...

What a fabulous place that is, Ciel!

VP said...

Interesting idea, beautiful architecture, funny double entendre...

Jane Hards Photography said...

Clever play on words. Beautiful light in these images too.