Exploring the Petit Louvre
Today, I’m heading for the Museum of Fine Arts. My concierge whispered to me that its nickname, quite simply, is the Petit Louvre! Passing the cloister at the entrance, located in front of Fontaine Bartholdi (at the bottom of the city hall steps), I set out on my journey: 70 halls from Ancient Egypt to Picasso, passing through Tiepolo, Rodin and Bacon. The scene has been set by a well-known architect as far as my solitary retreat is concerned: Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Don’t forget to take a moment to lose yourself in the garden. Of course, it isn’t as contemplative a setting as the garden at my hotel, but it is adorned with statues. As I look at them, I imagine my next drawings, leant on the bar at Villa Maïa.