Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Jardin des Tuileries - Tigre terrasant un crocodile



Tigre terrasant un crocodile
Auguste Cain (1873)

 
(Tiger overwhelming a crocodile)
Overwhelming?  I would say that he is going to "eat" the crocodile!
This is perhaps my favorite of the bronze animal statues in the park.
I love the powerful image in bronze.



Jardin des Tuileries
75001, Paris


18 comments:

  1. It is indeed a powerful image, Genie! Beautiful! Such a lovely park! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy, mon amie!

    Hugs
    Sylvia

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  2. I can understand why it is your favourite sculpture in the gardens Genie. It is very spectacular.

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  3. Hi Genie,

    I instantly recognised the post title from Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, where they take a ride through this garden!

    Have a great day!

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  4. He must be very powerful to eat a crocodile. Stunning statue.
    Sam

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  5. Violence in art is not as bad as it looks. Too much green in a rainy day. Nice.

    Hugs

    Val

    Barcelona Daily Photo

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  6. Indeed a stunning statue but I like a bit more romantic :)))

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  7. FEROCIOUS looking I'd say! It's hard to say who would win this battle. :)

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  8. The cat's victory may be what's projected, but judging by the position of each, the croc is more likely to rip the cat to shreds.

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  9. My fave too, Genie. BTW, there's a video on uTube of a tiger killing a croc—my money's on the tiger here.

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  10. Another part of Paris that I did not get to see. Next time the Tuileries will definitely be on my list.

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  11. What a bronze! Two powerful creatures and one winning the 'duel'. Both are stealthy and excellent hunters in his own way. Love it!

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  12. It is certainly a ferocious-looking statue. And the day looks cold and dark and wet and generally rotten.

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  13. On ne les perd pas de vue !... Ils sont adorables.
    Gros bisous

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