Wednesday, February 02, 2011
A little culture — St. Jean Baptiste (Rodin) — MidWeek Blues
I should have known there would be some work of Rodin in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. I happily visited with Tim and Mrs. Jim mainly to see the large collection of impressionist masterpieces by popular painters such as Monet, Cézanne, and Renoir. (Link)
This is one of the six casts of Rodin's St. Jean Baptiste in the world. I have seen three now, this in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, another at the Rodin Museum in Paris, and the third at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
I'll have to scan my prints from the Rodin Museum some time. His work is scattered all over there, inside the building and outside in the pretty garden.
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If you like art then go to Europe. We found this Cézanne original in the Lautrec Museum in Albi, France. It is by Paul Cézanne (1839 to 1906) and yes, he was pretty quirky. (Cézanne Wikipedia link)
For more of our trek to the Albi click here.
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No it's for you Sam. Lil said she could smell you a mile away.
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