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Reflections in the fountain Stravinsky of Beaubourg.

The Stravinsky Fountain is a whimsical public fountain ornamented with sixteen sculptures,moving and spraying water, representing the works of composer Igor Stravinsky. It was created in 1983 by sculptors Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle, and is located on Place Stravinsky, next to the Centre Pompidou, in Paris. The basin covers some of the rooms and offices of IRCAM, the Institut de recherche et coordination accoustique/musique, an organization devoted to promoting modern music and musicology, connected with the Pompidou Center. The founder of the IRCAM, composer and conductor Pierre Boulez, suggested the work of Stravinsky as a theme for the fountain. Because of the offices and rooms below, the fountain was designed to be as light as possible, with very shallow water, a bottom of stainless steel, and sculptures composed of plastics and other light materials.


Reflets dans la fontaine Stravinsky de Beaubourg.

La fontaine Stravinsky, ou fontaine des Automates, ralise en 1983 est l'uvre conjointe de Jean Tinguely et Niki de Saint Phalle.
La fontaine Stravinsky est btie sur la place Stravinsky prs de l'IRCAM (le centre de recherche en musique contemporaine)au Centre Pompidou Beaubourg. Elle est compose de 16 sculptures rendant hommage aux compositions du musicien. Sept sont de Jean Tinguely, six de Niki de Saint Phalle et trois des deux artistes. C'est une uvre en mouvement. Les sculptures des deux auteurs, toutes mcaniques, noires ou colores sont animes par les jets d'eau.

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