Arche de la Défense

Taken: 28 November 2008, Paris, France.

Some repetitive details of La Grande Arche de la Défense.

I was going to call this something with the words “abstract art” in it. But I’m not sure if one could call something like this abstract art. Or art. Or abstract.

It’s actually a piece of a building. To be precise, it’s a view of a picture of a piece of a building. Is it abstract? If you know what it is, how can it be abstract? The design might (or might not be) minimalistic, but does that make it abstract? Some people might not see something in it, but does that make it abstract? Some other people might see squares in it, are squares abstract?

Is it art though? This view of a pictures of a piece of a building, is this art? If it was displayed in a photo museum, would this be art? With my artistic (what’s in a name) view, I chose to take a picture of this piece of a building, am I therefore an artist? And thus, is this art? If, by law, I am the author or artist of this picture, is this art?

3 Responses to “Arche de la Défense”

  1. Layla says:

    oops, I meant, NOT wordpress. Sorry! 🙂

  2. Layla says:

    Hi! That picture sure is something.

    The pattern is quite an optical illusion.

    And oh…please update your link. Starting this week, I’ll be ditching wordpress for good.

    The new link is

  3. SB says:

    Hello my love! Nice photo as always 🙂

    No comment on your art discussion. I guess art is very personal…

    Hope u r able to keep the site updated more…


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