Thursday, 5 May 2011
Paris: Madame Gres at Musee Bourdelle
We were lucky enough to be able to visit Paris for the Bank Holiday weekend just gone - and it was a beautiful time. The weather was incredible, the people were incredibly helpful and goodlooking, the hotel was great, and there were attractions aplenty. First on the list was Madame Gres at the Musee Bourdelle sculpture museum.
Dedicated to the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, whose home and studio the premises once was, the exhibition intersperses Bourdelle's work with the intricate drapes and folds that was Madame Gres' trademark. The setting alone was worth the visit - but all together it worked very very well, even to a layman like me with little knowledge of either artist.