As an architectural pop art tribute to Monet, Canada-based architects and designers at Claude Cormier + Associés Inc. used 90,000 plastic balls to adorn Le Havre City Hall's landscape as part of its Contemporary Art Biennale. The installation, titled Pergola, boasts an eye-catching visual swirl of blues, reds, and purples to add an alternative liveliness to the viridescent garden and urban landscape.
While the multicolored, grouped spheres seem to resemble grapes hanging from their vines, they are in fact inspired by wisterias, a flowering plant that has a significant role in French impressionism through its recurrence in Monet's paintings. The piece commemorates the artist in his hometown with this installation that draws much of its visual cues, including its color palette, directly from the master impressionist painter himself.
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