Paris Tuileries garden : a walk in an outdoor modern sculpture museum

For some years, modern sculptures stand in harmony with neoclassical ones in Tuileries garden. Wandering about can also be a cultural walk for those who are curious and interested.

tuileries.jpg

In front of the Orangerie Gallery entrance you’ll meet the most famous bronze embracing couple : “le baiser” (the kiss) by Auguste Rodin. He carved this in the end of nineteenth century, the same time impressionist artists created the paintings shown inside.

baiser.jpg

On the side of the Orangerie building, three other bronze figures by Rodin, “Méditation avec bras” (Meditation with arms), Eve and “l’ombre” (the shadow) (1881/1889) overlook the garden.

3-rodin.jpg

A little further, Henry Moore’s “reclining figure” (1951) is laying down the stairs.

henry-moore.jpg

On the opposite side of the alley, the bronze “foule ” (the crowd) by Raymond Mason (1963/67) is standing under the sun…

groupe.jpg

Going down the alley, meet “la grande musicienne” by Henri Laurens (1937)

henri-laurens.jpg

On the opposite side, the abstract “Primo Piano” by David Smith (1962)

horloge.jpg

I was puzzled by the mystery of this passionate concrete “kiss”, for I know nothing about it.

baiser-beton.jpg

A bronze kind of elephant man, facing an empty chair, this is “l’ami de personne” (nobody’s friend) by Eric Dietman (1992)

lami-de-personne.jpg

And going back towards Concorde, along the Jeu de Paume Gallery, “Bel costumé” by Dubuffet (1973) waves good bye to us. Sun is going down, the air is getting cold, it’s time to go home.

dubuffet.jpg

Gardens are open from sunrise to sunset. You can enter Tuileries garden by place de la Concorde, rue de Rivoli and avenue du général Lemonnier. Metro Concorde and Tuileries.

Advertisements

One response to “Paris Tuileries garden : a walk in an outdoor modern sculpture museum

  1. Pingback: skhulz » Paris Tuileries garden : a walk in an outdoor modern sculpture museum

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s