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The house-Museum of Louvre: photo description (Musee Bourdelle)

The house-Museum of Emile Antoine Bourdelle is located in the Montparnasse quarter, in the house and the garden, which worked great French sculptor. The street on which the Museum is located, is now the name of the master.

The future sculptor was born in the provincial Montauban and at the age of thirteen left school to help his father in the workshop. Educated, winning a scholarship to study at the Academy of fine arts in Toulouse. Practiced in Rodin's Studio. In 1896 took part in the competition to design a monument to the heroes of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870 in his native Montauban and won due to the influence of Rodin. From that moment began the career of the great master: in Poland, Bourdelle sculpted the monument to Adam Mickiewicz, worked on the image of Beethoven, in 1909 fashioned wonderfully expressive "Hercules the Archer". In Argentina Bourdelle, a monument to General ALVEO, which is considered a masterpiece of the sculptor. For the modernist Church of Notre-Dame du Rensi in the commune of Seine-Saint-Denis near Paris created the "Pieta" - due to lack of funds it was cast in bronze and mounted above the gates of the temple only in 1999.

In the house, where the Museum, Bourdelle lived and worked from 1884 to 1929. Then the place was surrounded by gardens and vineyards, and art studios there were a lot that Bourdelle was called the quarter of "land art". In the early twenties of the master came to the conclusion that he, like his mentor, Rodin, is to create your own sculpture Museum. To do with the life he has failed - the Museum was opened after the Second world war, in 1949.

Today it displays a huge collection of bronze, marble, plaster works of the sculptor. There is also the famous "Hercules", and the equestrian statue of General ALVEO, and Penelope waiting for Odysseus" and "the Dying centaur". All this major work, filled with powerful plastics, and extraordinary energy. They are exposed outdoors directly in the garden workshop, more intimate work - in the gallery.

Relatively little known is the fact that the great sculptor was also a painter, writer, poet. Today the Museum's collection in addition to three thousand sculptures - about 15 thousand photos, 4 thousands of drawings and watercolors, and 150 paintings. Besides the works of the master himself, it exhibits the works of Rodin, Monticelli, Puvis de Chavannes, Delacroix and Ingres from the personal collection of Bourdelle.