It may be hard to believe, but the French post office — like many public institutions in the country— is highly engaged in the appreciation of French culture in its various forms. A perfect example of this is the fact that there is actually a post office museum, called the Musée de la Poste, that holds regular exhibitions featuring art from a wide range of periods.
Right now, an exhibition dedicated to two artists named Gaston Chaissac and Jean Dubuffet is running at the Musée de la Poste. The exhibition runs until September 28, 2013, enabling guests of the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier to explore this unique cultural offering during their trip to Paris in the summer.
The interesting part of this exhibit is the fact that it reveals these artists and their works by showing how the two interacted throughout their careers. First meeting in 1946 during an art competition, the two would form a relationship that manifested itself in more than 400 messages of correspondence sent between the two.
By discovering both their artistic vision and the letters they sent to one another, visitors will get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what the artists really thought about what they were achieving and how the art world was developing at the time. The exhibition included an impressive collection of roughly 150 works and hundreds of snippets from letters and other messages.
These works will be available for the public to see for the first time ever, so art connoisseurs should not miss their chance to explore the vision and sentiments of two artists who played a role in French artistic culture. Located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, the Musée de la Poste is worth the detour during a visit to the City of Light.