Thursday, April 12, 2012

Rue d'Ulm - l'architecture


I am at a loss to explain and unable to identify this sculpture
found above a door on Rue d'Ulm.

The letters are "ensdad"
There are several schools in this area south of the Parthenon.

Any ideas or facts?


Rue d'Ulm
75005, Paris


18 comments:

Randy said...

Stunning sculpture.

Sylvia K said...

It is stunning indeed -- whatever/whoever!! I love it! Enjoy your weekend!!

Hugs
Sylvia

Malyss said...

ENSDAD: Ecole Nationale superieure des ARts decoratifs (High National school of decorative arts), a kind of Uiversity for Arts.

Joe said...

A very striking and unusual sculpture. I think I shall call her (if indeed it is a "her") Alexandra Snake Charmer.

Octavian-Andrei Brezean said...

very interesting

Have a nice weekend! :)

Andy said...

Who ever or what ever it is... It's pretty scary to me. I think it must be the snake.

M said...

I think it is a modern version of Athena. There are several ancient sculptures of her with a serpent at her feet by her shield. Since she is the goddess of wisdom, it is appropriate decoration for a school. Great find!

Virginia said...

I'm with Andy, don't want to spend eternity with a huge serpent at my feet!
V

Kris said...

WOW! Now that is a statue! I haven't a clue on what it represents....humm.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Nice one genie...somehow looks a little Egyptian inspired...

Jack said...

Genie, I think the sculpture is called "Hangover."

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Malyss is absolutely correct and I believe that this is a new sculpture, perhaps created at the school. I would love to know more about it and the sculptor. It would have been rather ambitious of a student, but possible.

Thank you for your comments as I have been overwhelmed with work and not as present on the blogs as I would like.

Bises,
Genie

Michael Tadeo said...

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http://archidumdum.com/

Michael Tadeo said...

I think this website will be very helpful for architecture students
http://archidumdum.com/

Louise said...

I see you've already got an answer. I immediately thought of Asclepius, but he isn't usually shown holding a rose (that I'm aware of), but the snake is emblematic. I don't think it's right though. Athena seems a better suggestion.

Cezar and Léia said...

I can only agree to all the adjectives mentioned here: stunning, striking, modern...
God bless you!
Cezar

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Peter Olson said...

It seems also to be school's symbol, that's all I know.