Thursday, April 23, 2009


"I believe I can fly"...
Initially, Fame, from Pierre Biard (1559-1609) was blowing in a trumpet. It's part of a special exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum: "Cast in bronze: French sculpture from the Renaissance to the Revolution".

Et pourquoi ne pas s'envoler...
Au depart, cette statue de Pierre Biard portait a ses levres une trompette. Elle fait partie d'une exposition au Metropolitan Museum intitulée: "Cast in bronze: French sculpture from the Renaissance to the Revolution".


Virginia April 23, 2009 at 12:55 AM  

Fabulous capture with that light you do so well. The viewer completes the composition.

claude April 23, 2009 at 2:27 AM  

Elle est doublement belle cette statue avec ses ombres sur ce fond abricot. Très beau !

Catherine April 23, 2009 at 2:34 AM  

La renommée était un peu trop tapageuse ...... on lui a oté sa trompette. Un peu d'humilité, que diable !
Très joli effet d'ombre.

Jilly April 23, 2009 at 4:42 AM  

Fab shot, made even more fabulous by the man but in particular those wonderful shadows.

hpy April 23, 2009 at 5:26 AM  

C'est que quelqu'un avait besoin d'une trompette pour s'entraîner! (Pas facile de faire sortir un son quand on n'en a pas l'habitude.)

Unknown April 23, 2009 at 8:07 AM  

I really like both exhibition shots! Compositions are truly fantastic and the shadows on this one are awesome!

PJ April 23, 2009 at 11:18 AM  

The shadows really expand the effect of the work. I wonder what the trumpet was made of.

I still think about La Frileuse.

Juergen Kuehn April 23, 2009 at 11:51 AM  

He is dreaming and marvelling about the intension of this great art-work.
You captured this image just the right moment.

I offer a small series "Beside Artworks", taken in the MoMA, if you like:

alice April 23, 2009 at 12:31 PM  

Quelle belle lumière autour de cette expo!

Cezar and Léia April 23, 2009 at 1:03 PM  

Dear Marie!
Your post today is perfect! Today is St. George's Day!Great!
I believe in dreams for sure! Your picture is outstanding!
Many thanks for sharing

namaki April 23, 2009 at 4:46 PM  

J'aime beaucoup le jeu d'ombres derrière lui !

PeterParis April 23, 2009 at 4:47 PM  

So this is where it is!! Normally it should be at the Louvre! (... and today when I walked around the Luxemburg Gardens, the Statue of Liberty was gone as well!!)

Clueless in Boston April 23, 2009 at 6:29 PM  

Sounds like a great exhibition. I love sculpture; this piece is lovely. I like the shadows and onlooker gazing at the statue.

Lowell April 23, 2009 at 10:30 PM  

I envy your access to such a museum!

Your photography, as usual, is stunning!

• Eliane • April 25, 2009 at 9:29 AM  

Ohooh, how did you manage this? We're not supposed to take photos in special exhibitions. I was scholded by the guards. And I am museum staff, lol! Great pic.

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