L’Amour – the name of the water-spurting lips photographed here that is one of sixteen sculptures that make up the Stravinsky Fountain. Inspired by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s major works, the public fountain was created in 1983 by sculptors Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle. Its 580 square meters are situated in the 4th arrondissement between the Centre Pompidou and the Église Saint-Merri, and are built over part of the IRCAM, the Institut de recherche et coordination acoustique/musique. The sculptures in the fountain were notably inspired by Stravinsky’s avant-garde ballet The Rite of Spring.
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