Thursday, May 03, 2007

Return to Musée Maillol


One of the lesser-known museums by visitors to Paris is the musée Maillol (59-61, rue de Grenelle , 7th arrondiseement). Opened in 1995, it is actually the collection of the Dina-Vierny Foundation named after the private collector, and one of Aristide Maillol’s models. I cannot say if the subject of this photo is a “close-up” of Mme. Dina-Vierny, but I’ve done my breast to bring you as much information as possible!
PS: I am currently on vacation so I cannot reply to your comments. I'll read them when I return, on May 7.

49 comments:

  1. I can see you got as close to the supposed study as possible. Hope you enjoyed yourself. I am talking about the art. Lynn and Monica you guys are just naughty.

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  2. it's a late night and you've now given me the giggles.

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  3. Very funny - I laughed out loud!

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  4. We appreciate your information to give us as much breast as possible. Oh, wait, is that right?

    The twin cupolas of the Carlton InterContinental hotel (Cannes) were modelled on the breasts of a courtesan, mistress of King Edward VII and Tsar Nicholas II. Thank heavens for little girls...

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  5. Oh la ! Quelle nichon... makes me nostalgic for my old avatar :)

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  6. How fitting! I just got home from shopping at the Wizard of Bras! It's like looking into a mirror... :)

    P.S. If you maximize, it's quite the eyefull!

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  7. lol! Ooooh Eric! Nothing like visiting PDP to be kept abreast of the situation. Where's Lynn, Monica, and Michael when I need them. I'm sure they'll have much more clever things to add!

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  8. This pic ranks top end in the PDP breast off...

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  9. Maillol donated some of his most exhuberant sculptures to the Tuileries gardens and now you can delight to the sight of oversized ladies in various stages of falling over, rolling around and so on. I must look one of them out, they're very funny.

    Apart from that, just waiting for the avalanche of comments, analyses and inevitable ongoing debate here in the capital the morning after the night before - quite a few intellectual 'gueules de bois' (hangovers) out there today I reckon!

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  10. LOL! Fantastic photo, really well positioned he he. Love the play on words too...

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  11. Oooooooooh tit, tit ......I mean...tut, tut Eric!!!!

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  12. I tell you, my feet and back KILLED after hours of modelling for that! Strange Eric chose this one to photograph... i think he must have recognised me.

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  13. Thanks for reminder to visit Musee Maillo! The photo reminds me of a hit song from "A Chorus Line" which they are reviving on Broadway. The movie was ruined by the female lead who wasn't much of a dancer and her singing produced a sound like fingernails on a chalkboard. I saw several onstage versions....they were great.

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  14. Too late. I guess all the compliments to photo and text have already been done. (I will visit the museum soonest. There are so many of htem here in Paris. Will you ever be able to make them all?)

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  15. Very nice photo of a subject that is dear to my heart. Really.

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  16. For you Francophone... Antoine, the Ecole Centrale engineer turned hippy singer in the 60's said "it's an exponential with some corrective terms" when asked about the shape of the Eiffel tower (you see, Eiffel also was a student of l'Ecole Centrale in Paris.) Antoine would say now "It look likes two cubic splines, one on top and one on the bottom, joined by a stiffened tiny cubic spline at the apex, all natural sans silicone."

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  17. ooh Abraham, that's saucier than your normal comment... lol!

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  18. Just want to keep you a breast of my comings and goings. It was a wonderfully perky holiday to my newest love and I am sagging now a little the day after my return.

    I did not attend the chic soiree on the bank of the Seine and I can say that while I missed the meeting I did not miss meeting Paris. I now know why so many of you go back and why there is no secret in your love of Paris.

    I wore black sneakers on arrival and once again very late to trek over to Eiffel for a finial farewell reaching only the 2nd level. I wore red shoes, olive green shoes and black strappy sandals which were particularly difficult on cobblestone.

    Jeff
    While I felt a degree of self importance checking for messaages via the phone/tv system I was deflated to see no such messages, so I am sorry I missed your
    message. I should have contacted you and I am so sorry I did not take myself away from my friends to contact you. I did call Eric the night before he left for his holiday and spoke briefly to him with an apology for not 'hooking up'.

    I have not yet caught up with all the PDP's or the comments, only to see THE DAY I MISSED and the photo of ALL of you gorgeous people, I can say I would not have fit in......the bateau on the Seine had even the tour guide speaking in French and laughing about moi. I still say I did not fall, I merely sat. (I laughed and laughed and I am sure that it was contagious. As much as the tour director tried she herself had a difficult time speaking and then thanked me once she was composed). Then there was the day when I could not, absolutely could not get away from gnats. They were on me like back hair, with my friends trying to swat them away appearing to the passerby as though I had committed a crime. It wasn't until the end of the day that we all realized that I was carring a banana in my tote (and wearing a yellow top) IT WASN'T EVEN MY BANANA that was never eaten anyway. Two days in a row I carried a banana for somebody else which was never eaten, but at the end of the day was left on the table by the elevator.

    I have taken today and tomorrow off. Today I will return the converter/adaptor that didn't work, the scarves that it was to warm to wear, the long pants I never wore and shoes I never took with me and then I will go to the dentist for an appointment I made before I left. Tonight I will play with downloading my photos which are in the four hundreds and toss the black sneakers to the back of my closet.

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  20. That is enough to make a young man, 'in-sein'.

    I think that the nose cone of the TGV was sculpted using this model, but the TGV has one important little element missing, n'est-ce pas?






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  21. I´ve seen Maillol sculptures in the Tuileries gardens. They are as exhuberant as that.
    Of course I didn´t look at it THAT close. Had it been a male sculpture I might...

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  23. I know those breasts :) I have had them real close or at least they were very similar. See them here:
    Lady at MNAC
    If you are looking for something else, you waste your time. ;p
    Great perspective Eric.

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  24. he he you Carlos, and Eric have like minds!!

    Philly what a great account of your time in Paree. Glad you had a good time and that your black sneakers were in vogue and in enjoyment.

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  25. So funny! I'm glad for the reminder of this museum and plan to visit on my next trip. I am keeping a list of places I learn about from Paris Daily Photo!

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  26. This is, i think, a very appropriate piece of background music and, indeed, lyrics! to viewing Eric's photo today. Enjoy!



    Sous Ma Robe

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  27. Paris set me free is right about about the Tuileries. There are also many statues of men all over (hard to miss) but they are not by Maillol.

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  28. Tomate Farcie, there is a Very Strange statue of a man in the Tuileries Gardens, you wouldn't believe it... from the front, you can see that his, umm, 'round things down there' have been broken off apparently by some heartless vandal... so imagine my surprise when wandering around the back of the statue he was holding, in his hands, two perfectly round objects - I kid you not! I'll have to try and find a photo of it to prove it! The wonders of Paris, eh?!

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  29. Philly: No offense taken. I left the message with the front desk of your hotel. Odd they didn't give it to you. No matter, I'm glad you fell in love with Paris, as we all do. She is one lover for whom I won't be jealous--she has enough to share. (That's the segue back to the photo...)

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  30. he he Paris set me free! I loved that tale about the 'round things down there'!!

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  31. I love this museum! Frankly, there aren't many I don't like...

    Hey, I wonder if while Eric's on vacation if he's enjoying TURKEY breast?!?!?!

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  32. ...or is he a leg man...?

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  33. A breat of Turkey sounds good, it is almost lunch time here. Thanks for the idea Michael. Will you be having a breast (sandwich) as well?

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  34. Michael doesn't strike me as a breast ...sandwich... sorta man. ;oP

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  35. Funny; i reckon he IS a breast man. Cleavage, curves, i reckon he loves it. Sorry... i've had a glass of wine. Very unlike me.

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  36. I am talking sandwiches and the two of you, Soosha and Lynn, are just making fun of me.

    Gotta get back to training. I have never felt this happy about leaving a job. Usually, I get depressed and wonder what the new job will be like. Right now I am not even worried, quite strange.

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  37. Philly: thanks for telling us about your trip!

    There is a statue in the Tuileries where the person is bent over at an odd angle - I didn't notice that s/he was holding anything in their hands though, but maybe!

    LOL Michael, good one!

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  38. Philly - sounds you had a wonderful time in Paris, despite the banana. We were looking for you in that picture!
    I'm sure all of us would like to see some of those 4 hundred photos you've taken.

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  39. Monica

    Do you work for Air France?
    If you do I say Bravo!
    I will work on those photos, turns out to be a little over 500. I am not fond of what I have seen on snapfish, so I may need to go through them first and download them somewhere else.

    PHX/CDG

    I know that you provide equally good airline service too! Just really enjoyed Air France very much.

    I have had my dental appointment, taken a prescribed vicodan after I pulled the car in the garage of course. The question is can I sip a glass of wine as I am now used to that in the evening?

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  40. Ah Clo, only joking. Your leaving must be the right thing to do then huh!

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  41. Michael is always the wittiest by far. Turkey breast, indeed!

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  42. Philly, lol I dont'work for Air France. However, after reading the funny stories PHX-CDG tells about working as a flight attendant, I think I would enjoy it a lot. Of couse, providing my route was Rio-CDG!!!
    I like Air France very much too. I'm flying them in July.

    I would say yes to the glass of wine, but if you're on medication it's probably not a goof idea.

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  43. Clo, I'm totally talking about sandwiches too! I would never talk about anything even the slightest bit inappropriate! It isn't in my nature! *devilish grin*

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