Most of Artsenat 2008 charm comes from the setting of modern art next to nineteenth century sculptures and in a garden where people also come for other activities.
Morceaux Fleuris (left) and Origine Pop (right) created by Faz in 2008 might not be so charming if they weren’t set on both sides of the tribute to Delacroix by Aimé Jules Dalou and the young lady walking her baby in a red carriage makes the whole installation complete.
Just as the Arbres de Vie (2008) by Nathalie Decoster fit in the green of the original trees.
And the rain has filled the cups of Grand poète ivre (a tribute to Li Po) by Axel Cassel.
IP 26 by Nicolas Sanhes (2007) shines on its classical architecture background.
And some prefer to sit in the sun and enjoy the view.
Life goes on as ever (I remember riding pony along this alley when I was a kid)
And at the end of this alley stands a huge head.
Tiny young girls next to the 6 meters and a half high Prophète by Louis Derbré (2007) and the statue of Valentine de Milan, duchesse d’Orléans in the background.
The huge profile fitting in the “Allée des reines” (row of nineteenth century statues of ancient queens)
As the half circle made of nine bronze sculptures spell out of the work’s title : Tolérance
Letter “E” of this installation by Guy Ferrer framing the landscape.
After pacing up and down the garden, the nicest place to rest is the fontaine Médicis, next to the Sénat.
There you can sit in the shade along the water.
the sculpture by Auguste-Louis Ottin features cyclops Polyphème in the process of crushing the lovers Acis and Galatée.
Marble and flesh lovers of all ages.
Jardin du Luxembourg 75006 Paris RER Luxembourg. Open from sunrise to sunset. Exhibition Artsénat 2008 up to September 21.