8 Feb-4 Sept 2006. The Pompidou Centre is currently displaying heads of all shapes, sizes and materials. Aimed at visitors aged 5-12, the exhibition presents an interactive tte--tte between artworks from different epochs from the Louvre and the Pompidou centre. Section one, entitled La tte sous toutes ses formes, invites visitors to touch the sculptured heads in bronze and marble, comparing works by Giacometti, Picasso and Derain with sculptures from ancient Egypt. Section two, La tte, un sommet de la representation, focuses on painted or photographic representations of the head, which include photos by Thomas Ruff juxtaposed against the mask of an Egyptian mummy, or a medallion by Drer. The final section,A fleur de peau : quand l'me se dvoile, features the face as the mirror of emotions, with artworks ranging from watercolours by Lebrun to ancient Greek clay sculptures and a portrait by Francis Bacon. The exhibitions stated aim is to create an awareness of notions of identity, difference and community. Admission 10-8. Daily 11.00-19.00.
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The Centre Pompidou is in Place Georges Pompidou 75004 Paris. By Mtro to Rambuteau, Htel de Ville, Chtelet. By RER to Chtelet /Les Halles. By bus lines 21,29, 38, 47, 58, 69, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 81, 85 & 96. Tel. +33 (0)1 44781233. Image Centre Po