Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Last rays of sun

The sun is back for a few days and since Parisians know they will have to wait until April or May to sit and lay outside again, they tend to take advantage of it as much as they can! Besides, is there something more beautiful than a Maillol Statue in the Louvre garden (this one is called Montagne and it was made in 1937)? I did not think so!


  1. Very beautiful.
    There are several Maillols at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, as well as Rodin's "The Thinker." I'm not sure if they're considered copies, or if the sculptors just made several from the same mold (I think the latter is the case with the Rodin). They are considered to be "the real thing," though "the real thing" is in Paris as well. I don't know how that works!

    1. Interesting. I did not know. In fact I saw Les Bourgeois de Calais (The Burghers of Calais), one of the 12 casts in the world, once in Stanford in 2007 or 8 I remember.

    2. Here's what I discovered about The Thinker: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thinker

      I think the Maillols are the same idea--cast from the original molds. But I haven't found out of these are something Maillol supervised or not.

  2. I like the way that her recumbent pose is echoed by the people lying on the grass. Lovely!

  3. Oh, that looks so inviting! I hope you parked yourself there (in just that pose, of course) for a while too.