Saturday, September 06, 2014

Victory and willpower!

I already said it several times here, I love it that in Paris you can casually come across beautiful pieces of art in many streets. Hence these two sculptures by Emile-Antoine Bourdelle that I found at rue de Lille, near the back entrance of Le Musée d'Orsay. The first one is called La Victoire (the Victory) and the second one La force de la volonté (the strength of willpower). Quick photography remark; I always find it hard to shoot statues, because they always seem to absorb the light. These ones were even harder, as they would blend in the background!   


  1. I often thought you were very gifted in taking all kind of photos and even a little more especially in shooting sculptures (of Bourdelle, Maillol, Carpaux etc). Today is again true. As a language I have been learning for many months, looking at your photos opens on a brand new world.

  2. The famous Tenin perspective helps when taking amazing photos, I'm sure. I can't wait to see Paris for myself and see these amazing surprises of art when you least expect them. Just lovely.

    1. Yes, no photo can ever replace reality (as a matter of fact photos really show reality!)

  3. These statues are formidable. You've captured them well.

  4. As many times as we've visited le Musee d'Orsay, who noticed these sculptures on the south side of the building? Well done. -Jeff

  5. One of the best things about Paris: art is everywhere you look, everywhere you go.