There are around 80 wonderful monochrome images of the Louvre and its visitors currently on display
There are around 80 wonderful monochrome images of the Louvre and its visitors currently on display in a travelling exhibition now visiting Palma. The venue is the city's Misericordia cultural
centre and you have until 27th June to see these fantastic photographs.
Taken by Brazilian
photographer Alécio de Andrade, they're part of a vast collection of around 12,000 photos he took whilst living in Paris from 1964 until his death in 2003. They're a fascinating juxtaposition of
the classical works of art on display with the groups and individuals who have come to see them and the contrasts and comparisons between the two are both clever and humorous. Note the similarity
of the poses and facial expressions and contrast this with some of the outfits the protagonists are wearing!
Alécio de Andrade's website has a good selection of photographs from this particular exhibition, and
hundreds of others to enjoy as well.
If you want to see them at the Misericordia, a beautiful building built in Neo Palladian style, it's FREE and the opening hours are
Tuesday to Friday, 11 to 14 and 17.30 to 20.30
Saturday, 11 to 14
and it can be found just by Palma's Ramblas.
I'm sure that this is British comedian Les Dawson in drag standing by a portrait of himself, what do you think?