Paris, France – Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris

The Electricity Fairy by Raoul Dufy is a huge mural housed in the former reception hall of Paris’ MAM. It’s the first thing you see as you enter the Musée d’Art Moderne from outside, and after waiting in the ridiculously long line-up, its certainly a nice welcome. Dufy painted the jaw-dropping mural in 1936 for the International Art and Technology Exhibit. The Parisian Electricity Distribution Company commissioned the work to show off the history and importance of electricity and the great minds behind its discovery.

Dufy’s painting is sure to tower over you, and you will feel minuscule in comparison. It’s the kind of art that gives you perspective. What looks like a blob of yellow and orange quickly turns into the Tour Eiffel and patisserie as you edge closer. Turns out, it’s much more detailed than it looks.

In this picture, one of our writers, Sophia Trozzo, takes a moment to stare it in the eye and take it in. Because sometimes, we need to contemplate just how complex even the simplest little thing is, and how tiny we are in a big, big world of colour.

By Sophia Loffreda 

Twitter: @sloffreda 


About Sophia Loffreda

Sophia Loffreda is a Concordia Journalism graduate, based in Montreal. When she’s not writing or editing for TCP, she works at a Media company, and as a fitness trainer and freelance documentary filmmaker. A self-diagnosed television junkie, Sophia enjoys camera work, photography, layout design, and scriptwriting. She's also working on writing a sitcom with two of her closest and most sarcastic friends. One day they hope to be something like Shonda Rhimes or Tina Fey. Realistic, we know. For now, she’ll settle for reading her bible (Vanity Fair) and admiring genius (Woody Allen). Her other interests include art, pop culture, travel, cooking, reading, soccer, yoga, and running with her four-year-old dog, Charlie.

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