"A home town connection" Musée Rodin Tip by rexvaughan
Musée Rodin, Paris: 139 reviews and 302 photos
At Orly in 1962 a plane crashed with 162 of Atlanta's leaders in the arts, business, finance and community affairs. A memorial stands today in front of Atlanta's High Museum of Art. The statue is another copy of the one shown in the photo above. It is called "The Shade," and was a gift from the city of Paris to the city of Atlanta to memorialize their loss. It was very moving for me to encounter this one in Paris.
This museum contains most of Rodin's major works and their are quite a few. One room also has some of the work of one of his students, Camille Claudel, said also to have been his lover.
The bronze casting process is pretty complicated but it enabled him to cast more than one copy. Besides my personal example above, we saw the "Burghers of Calais" both here and in Calais. Many of the biggest and best known of his works, Burghers, the Thinker and the Gates of Hell are in the attractive garden surrounding the museum.
Address: 77 rue de Varenne
Directions: Metro: Line 13 : Varennes
Phone: 01 44 18 61 10
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