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Thanks to a visiting friend staying in an Airbnb across from the Bourdelle Museum, I was introduced to it.



Anne, an inveterate photographer, had lots of subject matter in the gardens in front and back of what was the artist Antoine Bourdelle's home and studio at 18, rue Antoine Bourdelle in the 15th arr.

The museum gives an overview of his career and sculptures ranging from small to gigantic.


Bourdelle's Vierge




In 1893 Rodin hired Bourdelle as an assistant. They got along famously, and the influence is evident, although he did try to break away from Rodin's influence.

Bourdelle's own students included Giacometti and Germaine Richier.

Among notable works are relief friezes at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.


This little girl at the foot of one of the sculptures in the interior 40-foot high exhibit spaces gives an idea of scale.


  Bourdelle sculpture
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