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:

Sylvia K said...

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

Joe said...

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

Cezar and Léia said...

brilliant composition Genie!
Léia

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

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!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

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

brattcat said...

poor croc.

Irredento Urbanita said...

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

Hugs

Val

Barcelona Daily Photo

Riet said...

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

Janey and Co. said...

A rather leathery lunch.

Kristie Franklin said...

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

Starman said...

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.

Alexa said...

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

Loree said...

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

Mary said...

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

Randy said...

Very powerful looking.

Jack said...

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

martinealison said...

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

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