French visual artist and a filmmaker Julien de Casabianca launched Outings Project, which consists in bringing paintings from museum walls into the streets. He has been invited by many museums around the world like the Cummer Museum in Jacksonville (USA), the Geneva Museum of Art (Switzerland), The Ixelles-Brussels museum, and reference festivals as Nuart.
For his latest project Julien was in Memphis, USA where he was invited by the Brooks Museum. Julien de Casabianca and community participants collaborated on this gigantic effort. A monumental photographic reproduction of French artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s 43-inch-high 1886 oil painting “Au pied de la falaise” (which translates At the Foot of the Cliff), which resides in the permanent collection of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, has been pasted onto the side of the United Warehouse & Terminal Building. The new work can be seen at 62 E.H. Crump Blvd. in Memphis.
In gigantic facsimile, the child faces the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge, the Mississippi River span that is less than two miles from her 108-year-old masonry perch. This makes her something of a guardian of “the gateway to the city,” in the words of the building’s co-owner, Muffy Turley. You can read more about it on The Commercial Appeal.