Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Venus of the arts


I never noticed it, but at rue Jacques Callot, there is a stunning sculpture by Louis Arman (a famous French sculptor). It's called La Vénus des arts (apparently after the Venus de Milo, a well known sculpture that can be seen at the Louvre museum) and it's made of several musical instruments and picture frames. It's been in this street for more than 14 years and I only discovered it last weekend!!

11 comments:

  1. I'm Loving all of the artsy-fartsy photos lately!! I'd like to see more of this La Vénus des arts sculpture.

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  2. Remember that Venus (Aphrodite) is the goddess of love. The love goddess of the arts comprised of musical instruments and picture frames is a wonderful vision. You can find this on Google Map, but not a good photo.

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  3. Paris has so much offer, imagine, even a native son has never seen a sculpture which has been there for 14 years by a fellow "famous French!"

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  4. Love the fact that you're discovering something new every day, Eric. Thank you for sharing these discoveries with us! :)

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  5. We've got pictures of this sculpture, having been fascinated by it on several visits (and one time, trying to remember where it was and find it again). Now I know the artist, thanks to you, we will be sure to go visit it at the end of May. It's quite wonderful how it changes as you view it from different perspectives.

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  6. Wow—this is fantastic! Thanks for sharing, Eric (and I love that your photo is in b&w).

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  7. I still come across thing I've not seen before in Perth, so I can imagine in Paris, there would be many more treasures to discover. Looking forward to spotting them 'through' you Eric. (that's not meant to sound as weird as it does haha!)

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