The Museum of Antoine Bourdelle is located in the Montparnasse area. His former studio and a collection of art was left to the City of Paris after his death. The museum was his studio from 1885 until 1929.
Bourdelle was a one of the former students of the sculptor Rodin. Like his teacher he wanted to have a museum to commemorate his work.
The museum consists of various parts. Beyond the entry hall one enters a beautiful sculpture garden.
The biggest hall is dedicated to monumental plaster art works. The soft natural wall finishes and interior of the building in combination with lots of natural light complements the huge sculpture works. A breathtaking display!
The most intimate part of the museum is the artists studio. It looks as if he is still working there and has just left to do something.
The former living area of the artist is decorated with more intimate art. Sketches, smaller statue’s and personal furniture.
For a Beethoven fanatic like myself, the discovery of a whole series of studies of the composer was exciting.
The small back yard is also filled with sculpture and plants.
Even a terrace above the museum is covered in low relief sculpture.