My Day with Antoine
Antoine Bourdelle and His Models
Musée Bourdelle is a museum dedicated to the late Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929), the celebrated Sculptor and teacher.
During my day at Musée Bourdelle, I spent some time with Antoine’s models. He was known for his ‘majestic public monuments‘.
The museum is situated on the very grounds of Antoine Bourdelle’s workshop. As well as visiting the original workshop, visitors are also able to view the 1949 extension to the building, in which a lot of very large statues can be found; like the clay version of the famous Hercules the Archer statue (right-hand side).
A bit further, a new extension was built in the 1990s by Porzemparc, the Architect, in which one can find this beautiful statue dedicated to the soldiers who fought the 1870 war against Prussia.
The Archer in Musée Bourdelle
End of my report on Antoine Bourdelle’s museum. Paul Belmondo will be next. Here’s Bourdelle’s Orpheus leaning listlessly on his lyre. The nice touch is brought by the Greek columns in the background. Obviously, they are perfectly original. What is absolutely amazing is how my Nikon D600 and the Nikkor 18-85mm lens captured the light on a hopelessly grey day. Click here to access the museum’s website.
Seen at the Bourdelle museum in Paris last week.