Thursday, May 12, 2011

Musée Rodin - at last!


I have been to the door of Musée Rodin too many times to count. And why did Holly and I not ever pass through that portal? We were too late, or there was a grève and it was closed, or it was pouring rain and the garden was closed, or the line was too long, or.... It was something that we laughed over as we continued to put this museum on our list, wondering would we ever get in.

Last month Marie and I went and spent a long time admiring the art, the sculptures, the house, the gardens, and the feel of this museum... It was worth the wait. I will go back with Holly on our next trip as the spell has been broken.

Musée Rodin
79, rue de Varenne

31 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

Stanford University has a Rodin Garden and on the quad is Les Burghers de Calais. The Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco has a cast of The Thinker near the entrance and a number of other Rodins inside.

Joop Zand said...

Wow.... it's a very nice picture....good composition.


have a nice day.

Greetings from Holland, Joop

Richard said...

Rodin a su capter des attitudes auxquelles aucun sculpteur ne s'était intéressé.
Ce musée est vraiment à voir, Genie!

Julie said...

I could see the wall of Musee Rodin from my studio window. I did not visit during my last trip but did so during September 2010. I agree with your sentiments: hours can be spent there.

Joe said...

What a fantastic shot. Would love to visit the Musee Rodin.

Aesthetic Alterations said...

Reading in its garden is one of my favorite things to do in Paris. I feel like the people living in the neighborhood have made it their private park, and it's a delight to see the mothers with their children. So glad you finally got to see it!

M said...

It was wonderful to share it with you -- and to have a more leisurely visit than my first! Love the way the light is filtering in your photo!!

Virginia said...

WEll I consider myself lucky to have been at least three times and love it every single time! I always recommend it to anyone who asks.

Funny we had to plow right through a very noisy grève one summer. It was a little scary with all the noise, banging and armed police.
V

biebkriebels said...

I have been there long, long ago, I remember I liked it very much. His art is beautiful.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic capture as always, Genie! Would so love to visit there again! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautifully composed,lovely light....this powerful modelling is always a delight to see.

Thank you Genie! xx

This is Belgium said...

Fantastic picture... your post is too familiar... until now, I have never been inside the place.. you have convinced me, I will persevere and next time...

kathrin said...

some years before I was there, it s great, I love that place, big hugh Kathrin

debbie in toronto said...

same for me Genie...it always the place I just don't get to...maybe in July I'll pass thru the gates...

Alexa said...

Have spent many happy hours chez M. Rodin.
Love that you chose to share this particular sculpture with us (one of my faves)!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Such detail on that sculpture. I can only imagine how delightful it must have been to take that tour!

TheChieftess said...

Sculpture is not my art of choice...but I thoroughly enjoyed the Musee Rodin when I was there many, many years ago...Rodin's work is magnificent...

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

The Musée Rodin is one of my favourite museums in Paris, it has a very special atmosphere and the garden is really beautiful. I´m glad you finally made it there!!

Starman said...

I've only been there once. The ticket lady was just closing her little shop. I whined about seeing Le Penseur. She said, "Turn around" (Yes, in English) and there it was, right behind me in the garden.

BillDixon said...

How handsome. Makes me want to get back into shape.

Virginia said...

As i said yesterday, (merci Blogger), this is my personal favorite museum. I"ve been 3 times and even crossed through a rowdy grève to get inside!
V

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

Oh, it seems that my comment has disappeared... The Musée Rodin is one of may favourite museums in Paris, it has a special atmosphere and the garden is beautiful. I´m so glad you finally made it there!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a powerful sculpture thanks Genie.
Best wishes
Grace

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Wow! What a day and it just makes me so thankful that in 10 months this is my first Blogger problem... I would so miss everyone if Blogger took you away!

Lesson learned: Always have your blog "loaded" early in the day!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh, and I did get all of your comments (and still have them) on my gmail account... merci beaucoup!

Louise said...

We went to Musee Rodin last summer. My husband was keen to go for some reason, and I wasn't particularly- again not sure why. I'm so glad he wanted to go! It was perfect. Beautiful gardens of course. We spent so much time lolling about the grounds, having lunch and an icecream (it was so hot that week) that we ran out of time to see the house- now I have a definite reason to go back next visit. I missed blogger too yesterday.

Pierre BOYER said...

Superbe !

Pierre

Elizabeth said...

Would you believe my first time here was January? Like, trip number 12-13 or something? I loved it! I can't believe it took me so long.

Ps check your email account, I had this page up on my computer since Thursday trying to comment and before I did I saw there were 20 comments here - I figured you lost them - so I cut and pasted them and emailed them to you.

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Isn't it wonderful? I had no interest, however, our friends wanted to visit and once inside
I was hooked. It is beyond belief!
If I ever make it back, I am definitely going there again!

Thank you for the post, and reviving my memories!

Jane
Flora Doora

Jann said...

a breathtaking property all around and no season is bad........a favorite stop each time I visit Paris....

scott davidson said...

I pondered to myself recently what were the most important things in my life. The answer seems to be clear that art was up there in importance. Why? Frankly, I don't really know. May be someone here can enlighten me?
As was my wont w
hen I have some free time, I browsed the marvelous site, wahooart.com, where they keep thousands of digital images for customers to select to have printed into handsome canvas prints for their homes.
This image jumped out to jolt my reveries: Still life with bread, by the Cubist Georges Braque. Is art like this picture, as essential as bread and water, or should I say bread and wine?