What I love about discovering Monaco is that it offers more than meets the eye. The art on street and in public spaces is not scarce in a place of exclusivity. I also love the art in the open on trips with my kid, when patience to visit museums is at its low. And you can continue to enjoy that ice-cream 🙂
Here is a selection of only a few art items on display in Monaco:
Sky mirror, by Anish Kapoor, a British artist
The sculpture “brings” the heaven on earth due to its special lenses. It was a gift by Lily Safra to the Principality. You can find it in front of Monte Carlo Casino.
Adam and Eve, by Fernando Botero, Columbian artist
Botero is known for mixing harmoniously naive primitivism, grotesque, kitch, folklore, Italian renaissance and colonial Barocco. “Adam and Eve” is a 900 kg, 3 meters high sculpture, placed behind the Casino.
Woman smoking a cigarette is another of Botero’s sculptures you can find in The Roses Garden of Fontveille.
Woman snake, by Mateo Mormar, Croatian artist
Mormar is a world renown sculpture who lives and Monaco. This sculpture depicts harmony between humans and animals through difference (mind the contrast of lines). The sculpture was created in 2010 and it took 2 years of work.
Hexa Grace, by Vasarely Foundation
It symbolises the sky, sea and land and was installed on the roof of Fairmont in 1979, to delight the visitors eyes.
Last but not least of my favourites, is the Jean-Baptiste le Monégasque bronze sculpture by Rachid Khimoune, French sculptor. You can find it behind the Gremaldi forum.
One of my favourite in Jardin de Paris – Homage a Lao Tseu by Marino di Teana: