Paris is one of the world's great artistic centres, and its galleries and museums display some of art's finest works.
GV: Musee des Arts decoratifs in paris.
SV: exhibition sign
CU: sugar coach made by Mary Ford for Silver Jubilee of British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. (3 shots)
CU: sugar tableau featuring piano and clock made by M. Calton. (3 shots)
CU: sugar tableau entitled violin, Hat and Fountain. (2 shots)
CU: sugar tableau featuring white bird entitled "Amour et Gateau" (2 shots)
CU: sugar sailing ship (2 shots)
CU: another sailing ship mounted in elaborate stand.
CU: sugar tableau featuring golden pheasant. (2 shots)
CU: sugar tableau featuring naked dancers on stand entitled "Sourire Printanier" (2 shots)
CU: tableau featuring naked woman shielded by two birds entitled "Belle de Nuit" (2 shots)
CU: tableau with small figures, swan and castle entitled "Lac des Cygnes" (2 shots)
CU: sugar racing car entitled "Evolution de l'Automobile" (2 shots)
CU: abstract tableau called "Vivres dans l'Imaginaire" (2 shots)
CU: sugar model of Notre Dame Cathedral at Amiens (2 shots)
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Background: Paris is one of the world's great artistic centres, and its galleries and museums display some of art's finest works. It is a city that caters for all artistic tastes, from the solemn to the frivolous. Currently one of its most popular exhibitions is the Sucre d'Art at the Arts Decoratifs Museum.
SYNOPSIS: The theme of the exhibition id decorative sugar, and it comes in all shapes and sizes.
This coach was made for the Silver Jubilee of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, and is just one of many splendid exhibits, which range from the majestic to the simple.
Pieces have been sent from all over the world, and not only from professionals. Sugar has attracted many amateur sculptors.
The Italians were the first great artists in spun sugar. The French then followed and over the years working in sugar has become universally popular.
The exhibition includes the ancient and the modern, the artistic and the practical, and not surprisingly, the mouth watering.
It is an exhibition that illustrates how man can take a substance, which appears very ordinary, and turn it into a work of art.
if sugar can be worked into figures, birds and even racing cars, other materials could be adapted equally well.
The exhibition is a triumph of artistic imagination. It has many outstanding pieces, but few better than this re-creation of Amiens Cathedral made from 20,000 sugar cubes.