Tag Archive: Statues

Musee Rodin Dedicated To French sculptor Auguste Rodin

The Musee Rodin is a museum which is entirely dedicated to the works of Auguste Rodin. It is situated in Paris, France. Musee Rodin consists of two spots, one is at the Hotel Biron and the grounds around it and Villa des Brillants at Hauts-de-Seine just outside the Rodin’s old home. The collection is of 8000 drawings, 8000 old photographs, 6600 sculptures, and 7000 objets d’art. Musee Rodin welcomes around 700,000 tourists and visitors each year.

Musee Rodin interior classical designs.

Musee Rodin interior classical designs.

Hotel Biron was used as the workshop of Rodin when he used to live in Villa des Brilliants. He donated all his paintings and sculptures to the French government provided that they display his works through a museum. He also donated the paintings by Pierre Auguste Renoir and Vincent van Gogh. The Musee Rodin consists of Rodin’s creations which included The Kiss, The Gates of Hell, and The Thinker. The museum is situated near the Metro Stop Varenna and is easily accessible. There are a café and a small lake behind the museum. Furthermore, the Varenne, Metro Stop, features Rodin’s sculptures on the platform.

The museum also contains a special room for the works of Camille Claudel. Monet, Van Gogh, and Renoir’s collections are also shown. The Musee collections are very diverse and have a variety of collections. Recently there were many exhibitions. In 2005 there was La sculpture dansl’espace which received as many as 82,000 visitors. In 2007, 84000 visitors went to the les figures d’Eros by Rodin. In 20008, the exhibition of Chamille Claudel received 150,000 visitors at une femme, une artiste. Similarly, La Passion l’œuvre and Corps et decors were arranged in 2008-2009 and 2010 respectively.

Contemporary art exhibitions are also arranged each year where many artists participate.


Jardin du Luxembourg Gardens Second Largest Public Park In Paris

The Jardin du Luxembourg is the 2nd largest public park in Paris situated in the 6th arrondissement of Paris in France. The park is in actual the garden of the French State. It is also housing the beautiful Palace of Luxembourg. In 1611, Marie de Medicis ordered to build a palace like the Pitti Palace. She bought the hotel du Luxembourg and the construction begun. She planted around 2000 elm trees and she directed Mr. Tommaso Francini to make a park exactly like she fantasized. The Medici Fountain was hence built to the east of the palace. The park was covering an area of sixty-four hectares square.

The major part of the garden is the green parterre of gravel and there are lots of statues on the basin of water. The garden represents and shows a calm environment. There are statues of old French queens and saints on the terraces. There is a defined playground area for children and their parents. Along with cafes and extremely delicious foods offered by world-class cafes, musical performances are also presented to guests. The orangery displays photography, art, and sculpture.

People enjoy their time at Luxembourg Gardens.

People enjoy their time at Luxembourg Gardens.

The Odeon Theatre and Ecoleb Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris are present next to Luxembourg Garden. There is also a bronze fountain which represents the efforts of four sculptors, Louis Vuillemot, Pierre Legrain, Emmanuel Fremiet, and Jean- Baptiste Carpeaux. The Medici Fountain was constructed by Marie de Medici around 1630. The architect was Tomasso Francini. He built it in the form of a grotto which is a feature representing the Italian Renaissance garden. It is centered from the east front by the Palais du Luxembourg. The long basin of water was bordered by plane trees and Polyphemus sculptures featuring the lovers’ Galatea and Acis.

Fountain de Leda is a wall fountain that was constructed during the era of Napoleon Bonaparte at the corner of Rue de Vaugirard and Rue du Regard depicting the story of Leda and the Swan.
The gardens were also featured in the popular novel of Victor Hugo Les Miserable’s.