Mar 6, 2012

A Moment In The Life of the Jardin de Rodin's Odd Statues

A Moment In The Life of the Jardin de Rodin's Odd Statues.

There's a lot to say about Le Jardin de Rodin, and what I'm about to say is probably none of those things.  I visited the famous garden, rich with history and talent, at the very end of my stay in Paris.  A few days prior, I had spent hours picking through the Louvre's historical archives, finding out everything I could about each and every piece of art that I looked at.

My brain hurt.

So, when I came to the Rodin Gardens, I walked around shooting all the interesting works of art when I noticed a theme: there are a ton of odd statues of oddly positioned men in the gardens.  Rodin must have had a thing for humans, bent into strange shapes.  The thinker statue is an icon: almost everyone knows it and it's beautiful.  But when you think about it, a naked man hunched forward with his elbow on his knees isn't the first thing one would expect a sculptor to create.   Of course, the garden topiaries and flowers are art in and of themselves, so I took some shots of the floral beauty of the place.

Enjoy the odds statues interspersed in beautiful gardens...

Le Jardin de Rodin Flowers

Odd Man Statue in Le Jardin de Rodin.  Lifting weights, perhaps?

Odd Statue at Le Jardin de Rodin... annnnnnd BREAK!

Topiary at Le Jardin de Rodin

Finally, the famous Thinker Statue at Le Jardin de Rodin

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  1. The statue of the 3 men looks like they're doing the Single Ladies dance. Just sayin'... Hi Eli!

  2. We had a lip sync dance my freshman year in Monte Python where some of the other pledges and I dressed up in pink tutus without shirts, and flapped scarves in and out of a circle. It looked EXACTLY like that, a little bit embarrassing.

  3. This is a very unique blog! I like it a lot!

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