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Sculpture: Musée d’Orsay

Though not as famous for its selection of sculpture as it is for its paintings, the Musée d’Orsay nevertheless counts several important pieces of historic and relevant statuary among its collection.

Incredibly interesting for me are some of the prototypes of the sculptures that went on to adorn the many monuments and Beaux-Arts facades of Paris.

Here are some of my favourite sculptures from the permanent collection on display at the museum.

With the number of sculptures on display in the central display area, it’s like Medusa sneezed inside the Main Hall.

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Musée d'Orsay - Carrier-Belleuse - Bacchante (2008)++Musée d'Orsay - Carrier-Belleuse - Torchere 1 (2008)++Musée d'Orsay - Carrier-Belleuse - Torchere 2 (2008)++Musée d'Orsay - Clesinger - Femme Piquee par un Serpent (2008)++Musée d'Orsay - Clesinger - Femme Piquee par un Serpent (2008)++Musée d'Orsay - Clesinger - Femme Piquee par un Serpent (2008)++Musée d'Orsay - Clesinger - Femme Piquee par un Serpent (2008)++Musée d'Orsay - Mercie - Le Souvenir (2008)++Musée d'Orsay - Rodin - Porté de l'Enfer (2008)++Musée d'Orsay - Rodin - Porté de l'Enfer (2008)++Musée d'Orsay - Rodin - Porté de l'Enfer (2008)++Musée d'Orsay - Rodin - Porté de l'Enfer (2008)++

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Posted in Things by madsci on March 19th, 2010 at 12:04 am.

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