Sunday, July 11, 2010

Les Quatre Parties due Monde Soutenant la Sphere


The Four Parts of the World Supporting the Sphere, in bronze, by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, is considered "the centerpiece of the Musee d'Orsay's lobby entrance," and was "modeled after a fountain in the Jardin du Luxembourg."

10 comments:

VP said...

Lovely place, excellent image, perfect caption!

Halcyon said...

I recognize this sculpture. Thanks for taking us to the Orsay!

JM said...

Love the fact you can see other stunning pieces in the background. Great angle, great work!

Starman said...

The thing I find most interesting about this picture are the kids who are apparently enjoying the experience.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's huge! Long ago people used to think that the world was somehow supported by elephants or a giant turtle... :) Silly humans!
God bless you!
Cezar

tapirgal said...

It's a wonderful photo - you got it just right! Jacob, here is one of the horses in Paris with the checkerboard rump!

http://tapirgalsdailyimage.blogspot.com/2010/07/horses-on-parade-checkerboard-rumps.html

Elettra said...

Wow Jacob!!!!!!!!!!!Great work

magiceye said...

beautifully composed and shot!

Francisca said...

This angle of your capture makes me think that you, the photographer, are a giant! Super photo.

Halcyon said...

I thought of this post when I posted my view from the Orsay today. :)