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Musee Bourdelle, Paris

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Discover more than 500 bronze, marble, and plaster statues at Musee Bourdelle. Antoine Bourdelle once lived and worked here, and the museum has preserved his studio. Admire displays of the artist's personal collection, which includes antiques, plaster molds, paintings, engravings, and drawings. See original plaster casts of his works, including 21 studies of Ludwig van Beethoven. Don't miss the famous Champs-Elysées theater panels. To visit Musee Bourdelle and other attractions in Paris, use our Paris itinerary planner.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Balenciaga Bourdelle's sculpture in the Noir was mind blow in a sharp way elegant in, they unpredictably while. The degree of sophistication of the Noir Black Max. Two men happened to be visited is very fashionable and became a feast for the eyes. Falguiere Metro No. 12 line is better. It is a small station. I was just individual visitors had mode school students and elementary school tour groups still visit.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Traveling to Paris, all tourists seek in the Rodin Museum. All true-how not to live sculpture "the thinker", "Balzac" and "Gates of hell". But for the Russian tourist is not enough. Coming from Russia is simply obliged to visit the Museum of Bourdelle, who was a consummate pupil of Rodin and later became a mentor of the great Soviet sculptor Vera Mukhina Ignatevna as monumentalist! Yes and Shadr Ivan Dmitrievich (nee Smith) who created "girl with oar", as well as gestalt composition "Cobblestone-weapon of the proletariat", many borrowed the technique and skill of Antoine Bourdelle. This museum is not probezhish and for two hours. Take him at least half a day. Then walk wander past the celebrated Tower somewhere in the direction of the Sorbonne, relax in the Luxembourg Gardens, and finish the day in the restaurant of the Latin quarter. Thoughts-about Burdele! One more thing... Best-in the works of Antoine Bourdelle, we see the school and those traditions, which in modern times established and developed in the works of such prominent Soviet and Russian artists, sculptors like Ernst Neizvestny and Zurab Tsereteli. Who visited the Paris Museum are easy to understand, where drew its inspiration our domestic master sculptors) Much easier and more interesting to become!
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  • August 5, 2017
    The monumental statues for the most exposed in the garden for some, treat for the eyes in a calm and quiet atmosphere. Surprise another expo nested in rooms in the middle of the statues, the dresses of the period drinking Christobal Balenciaga pure marvels of class, style, of originality. To see!
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  • December 4, 2016
    Superb museum if you're an aspiring artist. Lots of material to draw from. Bourdelle was a very prolific artist, so you'll have loads of subjects here. Your mileage may vary depending on if you want to spend time analyzing the sculptures, but most of them are of very high quality. I was also astounded by the size of the statues in the side hall. Really recommend the visit!
  • June 7, 2017
    Incredible sculptures in a beautiful setting but our experience was spoiled by the lack of understanding from the attendant on the desk when we entered. My husband speaks little French, and, while I was out of earshot, he requested 2 entrants without access to the special exhibition. When I realised he had paid 20euros for a free museum we requested a reimbursement before we entered the museum. The attendant was ill mannered, arrogant and flatly refused. I asked for the manager, who she then spoke, telling only her version of events, so he refused to attend. We received no money back. We found the whole attitude unsympathetic and down right rude.
  • January 30, 2017
    Worthwhile introduction to the work of this lesser-known sculptor, who studied with Rodin and taught Giacometti. Nice combination of indoor and outdoor exhibition areas, with good explanations (in French only) of the complicated bronze-casting process. Free admission, except for temporary exhibitions.
  • August 20, 2017
    Nice small museum, great information on bronze sculpting.
  • July 12, 2017
    A free, wonderful and peaceful museum/Atelier of sculpture artist Bourdelle.

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