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Musée Rodin

James Andrew at the Musée Rodin.

James Andrew at the Musée Rodin.

After our unbelievably good lunch at Arpege we headed across the street to the former Hotel Biron where the artist Rodin once resided, and which now houses the Musée Rodin.

On the grounds of the Musée Rodin.

On the grounds of the Musée Rodin.

Rodin broke the classical conventions of his day, bringing his art firmly into new, highly expressive, and deeply personalized territory – many now consider him the godfather of modern sculpture. Towards the end of his life, Rodin agreed to bequeath his entire body of work to the state under the condition that it would be incorporated into a permanent museum at Hotel Biron. Sadly Rodin died only two years before his dream was realized, but thankfully we now can reap the rewards of a lifetime of work collected together and displayed beautifully throughout the expansive grounds of this really grand location.

I must say the place inspired me to visions of grandeur – which probably shouldn’t surprise you. As you may have noticed, this is the direction my visions tend to take me!

18 Comments

  1. Bruno says:

    What a beautiful and peaceful place. It could be your house James! The garden here is wondeful!

  2. SQUI says:

    So beautiful. Could make a list 101 reasons to live in France!

  3. Truly a wonderful place, thanks for jogging the memory. Love your shoes.

  4. Dean Farris says:

    James,

    Nice pose you are striking…

    I do see you living in Paris !

    Dean

  5. Leo Kempster says:

    Great stuff here, I visited that place years ago with my Mom.

    Hope you made a good trip J…

  6. Christiane von Könemann says:

    Schönes Portrait von Dir mein lieber James, das Museum im Hintergrund ist sehr schön, ich war auch einmal dort vor einigen Jahren, Paris ist ein Traum oder?

    LG

    Christiane

  7. Monaco Girl says:

    I saw once some pieces of Rodin at the Legion of Honor Art Museum in San Francisco, I really liked his work!

  8. Christian Fuchs says:

    Amazing photo of you my dear James! I love the composition! I also like your aristocratic expression…….

    Hugs from Lima

    Christian

  9. Dagmar von Schwarzenberg says:

    Schönes Foto mein Lieber, Du siehst immer sehr gut aus! Welches ist Dein Geheimnis? Schönheitstropfen?

    Alles Gute

    Dagmar

  10. Lola Montes says:

    Wow James, qué hermoso retrato junto con el Museo de Rodin, que maravilla que pudiste visitarlo, yo estuve una vez allí también y me encantó! Quiero ver más fotos!

    Un beso,

    Lola

  11. Pink Cinnamon says:

    Amazing Picture!!!

  12. Edie B. says:

    Oh James Darling, next time I will travel with you to Paris, including my lovely cats and racoons…….

    hugs,

    Edie

  13. Adelaide says:

    Oh James, you are so lucky, Paris is sooooooooo amazing, it´s my favorite place in the world…….

    kisses from Brazil,

    Adelaide

  14. Maria Paula says:

    Como siempre un galán en todas tus fotos! Pronto estaré por NY a ver si nos vemos!

    mil besos,

    Maria Paula

  15. Mara Helmrich von Elgott says:

    Du hattest eine sehr schöne Zeit in Paris oder? Wunderbare Stadt…………..

    Liebe Grüsse,

    Mara

  16. Terry Kerr says:

    lovely picture of you, great view of the Museum!

  17. Hideous says:

    My dear James, please be advised that the style of jacket you’re wearing went out of favour 30, give or take, years ago. It is what was once referred to as a “Member’s Only” jacket.

    Your mention in another post that this, a style of clothing that even the most fashion clueless in Amerika knows not to wear, is one of your favorite jackets, inspires me to contemplation in regards to what point visions become delusions?

  18. James Andrew says:

    Hello Hideous,

    Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts.
    I celebrate our diverse ideas and opinions. It’s hard to please everyone all of the time, so I always choose what pleases me.

    Cheers

    James

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