An Ecological, Avant-Garde Artist Showcased at the Musée en Herbe

An Ecological, Avant-Garde Artist Showcased at the Musée en Herbe

The Musée en Herbe is a museum that seeks to explore the relationship between unique works of art and the public. Located quite close to the Tuileries Garden, one of Paris's most beautiful green spots, the Musée en Herbe welcomes about 70,000 visitors every year.

With such an interesting mission, the museum prides itself on its ability to present different kinds of exhibitions than what visitors might expect. Organizing interactive exhibits revolving around civic and artistic themes, the museum never takes itself too seriously and approaches all of its events with a sense of humor.

From now until January 5, 2014, the Musée en Herbe is presenting an exhibit that showcases the paintings and architectural creations of the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Created in collaboration with the Hundertwasser Foundation of Vienna, the exhibit will reveal an artist whose work has not been shown in Paris since the 1970s.

A diverse range of the artist's oeuvre is included in this exhibit — from his major works to his architectural studies to his personal objects. All of these pieces come together to shed light on the inventive nature of Hundertwasser, who stood out from the crowd with his ecological activism and avant-garde style.

Guests staying at one of the Grands Hôtels Parisiens now have the chance to see the painter who created more than 1,000 works, all characterized by the fusion of organic forms and brilliant colors. Visitors of the exhibition will also discover the spiral symbolism and allegories of nature that were fixtures in this innovative artist's oeuvre. In addition to paintings, Hundertwasser's architectural style, which featured vegetalized roofs and uneven flooring, is highlighted as well.

Musée en Herbe

21 Rue Hérold, 75001

Open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursdays until 9 p.m.

Tickets: €6