Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Paris's Venus des Arts Statue



My walk down Rue de Seine, enjoying the various galleries....
suddenly turned into an intriguing surprise...

as I glanced to the small side street, Rue Jacques Callot...
A lifesize bronze statue commanded my full attention!

The art palette first caught my eye..




As I walked to the rear of the statue...a double bass


A pile of 12 books wedged inside..




Artist's brushes...




a broken picture frame...




Standing back....I take in the front view of the splintered torso..




Focusing on the head..sliced into 5 sections..

The bronze statue is by the French-American sculptor Arman and was erected around 1988.




This is not a statue you will want to view quickly...
"La Palette" cafe just beside!

Learned today from Elaine, who follows my blog...
Arman's father was an "antique dealer" in Nice...a great connection.

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