corpulent flesh immortalized in bronze... voluminous words preserved in print... the sculptor's hands tire from molding so much corporality while the writer's mind fades out from terminal exhaustion...
[more wordy essay on the museum where this rotund piece resides on Parigigi's site under the "musées" category]
serious bling for the one who wants to lead the most::: ...the emphatic emperor with a nudity clause ...the enlightened suzereine who prescribes junk food for the masses ...the delirious president infected with a napoleon complex ...the bulimic autocrat whose gilded plunder purges corporate dross
it's quite disconcerting to think that so much is extorted from this poor shy animal for another species' greedy consumption... squeezed dry for its milk, cut up for its meat, skin stripped and tanned for leather goods... they were clever to pretend to be mad for a while [although that got some executed, too]!
such an odd retro reminder of a world of imagery that has now accelerated to beyond the wildest imagination... if only the scope of my visual intake can keep up! [note to self: limit viewing of interesting blogs!]
the "epitomb" of art deco elegance strains against the messiness of the living above and all around... even high upon this little hill, Ruhlmann must rue the day they planted him here! [I jest...this compact and half-hidden Cimetière de Passy is a repository of some haute privileged remains indeed]
paris perishable paris imperfect paris intangible paris irreverent paris raw poetry paris in passing...
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another of my sidekick blogs:: www.parigigi.blogspot.com for selling all the bits and pieces of France collected over the years. It was always a thrill to find them, be they from antique shops and fairs or massive flea markets or village vide-greniers or neighbourhood brocantes in Paris and many other regions of France. Each object encompasses an adventure or journey to come upon it and many were found with their own stories told to me. [I have quoted the prices in Euros, Canadian and US dollars, now at par]