What a great idea to build a museum when the artist is still alive ! Especially when he has obviously been an important part of the process for conceiving the perfect place !
Not familiar with his work, I must admit that the museum is the right "tool" to apprenhend his art(s).The space created by the architects is totally appropriate for the scale of Soulages's works and there seems to have no restrictions to one's imagination when huge canvas are enjoying enormous empty space around ! So many pieces and never the feeling of overcrowding ! Not very often is it possible to also enjoy such good lighting, here a clever mix of natural and electricity ! The artist and the architect(s) working hand in hand to create the perfect environment !
And what a superb idea to do so right in the middle of a city with its cathedral and shopping areas yards away !
A couple of things could be improved though : signposting to get to the car park and a English version of the explanations given to the works on the walls (esp when not using the audio guide).
And be really careful when walking to the entrance outside : on a rainy day, it is dangerously slippery !
But what a great experience and a fantastic place to visit !
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