There is a kind of illusion in the world, which flows quietly between the blink of an eye and the closed eye. When the pupils shrink and bloom, there are still dead corners that cannot be seen through the visual. At this time, only patiently waiting for the circulation of time and space can give a glimpse of the back. The truth, this is the charm of "magic". Interestingly, this illusion is not revealed through special functions and witchcraft, but through special techniques and objects. It can also be defined as: "Under the law of material immortality and conservation of energy, Presenting a performance that violates the rules of thumb."
The streets of Paris, where culture and art are abundant, have always hidden a variety of museums, including a distinctive collection in the fourth district, near Saint-Paul, St. Paul's Church of St. Louis.THE MUSEE DE LA MAGIEThe Magic Museum, which was born in 1993, was created by magician Georges Proust. When you arrive at your destination, the first thing that comes to your attention is the red painted wooden door frame. Above the door, there is a roller blind sign that symbolizes the magic. The small entrance plays a silver bell-like fantasy soundtrack. If you are lucky enough, You can also meet the mechanically controlled dolls, move your palms and steps one by one, and invite you into the magical fantasy world. Follow the stairs into the basement, along with the old-fashioned performance props, as if gradually entering the history of magic, entering the golden age of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Walking through the progress hall, the theme is filled with fantasy posters on the wall, like a group of elves and demons that swim in the air, exploring the theme of "soul out." The 7 exhibition halls of MUS'EE DES AUTOMATES, in addition to guiding tourists through books and props, also exhibited more than 100 automatic puppets; some puppets have been mottled through historical baptism, but they can see people from their creative sources. The search for an unknown field and the philosophical speculation of "metaphysics." However, after reading these hidden meanings under the function and aesthetics, I still can't help but guess that when the night is silent, the puppets whose puppets are "independently" moved by mechanical control are also planning a brilliant magic show.
Looking at the props in the exhibition hall, you can see all kinds of fantasy faces. Some of them use the slender wrists to pull the violin, some of them look like the sun-like pupils, swallowing the tongue as if taunting reality, silently revealing the magic Freedom in the world. There are also many portable small devices that allow visitors to actually experience the amazing principles under these “funny”. In the 18th century, magic performers always tried to blur the boundaries between scientific practice and aesthetics, so that the audience could get to the bottom of the question in order to seek the principles. Now, people can face the truth with THE MUSEE DE LA MAGIE and "truth". Seeing joy, it seems to indirectly complete the curiosity of people who were unsatisfied at the time.
In the Middle Ages, unlike online media, it is easy to find inspiration. Any thoughts and ideas will be imagined first, and inspired by the visual experience of life, even the experience of dreams. The museum’s collection of performances Through the process technology and the imagination of the artist, the magical color is rendered for the reality, as if the moon is hung on the starry sky and the world view is extended. Visitors come here, in addition to knowing one of the most influential magic practitioners of the 19th century: Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805-1871), and through the literature, discovering light and shadow, lenticular mirrors and other objects from the context of history. A profound impact on the magic. In addition, if you are interested in the magic during the exhibition, there are also related events in the museum.Magic courseOpen to lovers and beginners to learn and unlock this mysterious magic password.
THE MUSEE DE LA MAGIE presents the magical colors of the time, such as puppets, automata, books, films, documentaries, etc., which is equivalent to the deep learning and pursuit of artistic language in modern society. The history of magic is not only logical but also metaphysical. The design of the exterior, etc., in which the philosophical view of idealism may better express the illusory truth of "the heart is magic" in the magic; it also confirms that people's enthusiasm for the unknown world is always like the newborn baby. Curious and interesting hearts, using the universe as a drawing paper, swaying extraordinary colors.
THE MUSEE DE LA MAGIE
11 rue Saint-Paul, 75004 Paris
Opening Hours: Wed & Sat & Sun/ 02:00 pm-07:00 pm
December 23, 2017 - January 7, 2018 / Mon-Fri / 10:30 am-07:00 pm; Sat-Sun / 02:00 pm-07:00 pm (except 12/ 25 & 1/1 Closed)
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