Sunday, June 6, 2010

Carved relief at the Musee d'Orsay

11 comments:

VP said...

Les chasseurs d'alligator (The gator hunters) by Louis-Ernest Barrias. I obviously like this a lot!

Starman said...

I like the hunter's hat (or whatever it is on his head).

Trillian said...

Beautiful composition! You have discovered gators also in Paris!

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting......you have found Florida in Paris. Hmmmmmmmmm

It is a wonderful piece of work though. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

So realistic!I also like it a lot!
Léia :)

tapirgal said...

I love this. I once spent some time on the bench to the right drawing this for an art class back in the U.S. I then xeroxed the drawing and cut it into pieces for a collage based on several drawings from places in Paris.

tapirgal said...

Oops, my mistake. This is the one I spent time looking at while drawing the one across from it. Maybe I drew this one also. Anyway, I do like it, and I don't think I have a nice photo of it like this one.

tapirgal said...

I'm back again. I have a post especially for you today: http://animalartalongtheway.blogspot.com/2010/06/crocodiles-of-paris.html

tapirgal said...

I think that Paris has long been fascinated by Africa, and that these are crocodiles. In the case of the Cuvier fountain, Cuvier was simply fascinated by animals and classification.

JM said...

According to the Prickly Pears this must have been inspired somewhere in the Americas, although I don't think alligators match with cacti, but in the fascinating Mexico everything is possible! :-) Fantastic work!

Samson said...

great capture, love all the details