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Falguière and Moulin
at the Musée d’Orsay
Falguière’s Winner of the Cockfight is featured in my adult story “The Here and Now”.
Moulin’s Find at Pompeii is featured in my adult story “On Display”.
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Some views of Falguière’s Cockfight
and Moulin’s Lucky Find at Pompeii
at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.
These images all link to bigger versions. Note the vaulted ceiling, dating from the building’s previous incarnation as a railway station.
Three big but dark images from Insecula (Under “Falguière”; cached Wayback Machine versions)
One - or rather, two - of the most prominent exhibits on the central aisle of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris is a pair of statues which are so well-matched in terms of size, patination and energetic subject matter that the visitor might be forgiven for thinking that they are by the same artist. They stand upon a pair of tall pedestals flanking the central aisle on the lower ground floor. Both statues depict nude youths dancing triumphantly, each balanced on one leg, one of them resting a spade against his neck and holding aloft a statuette, the other holding a fighting cockerel in the crook of his elbow and raising the other hand in victory. The first of these is Une Trouvaille a Pompeii (A Lucky Find at Pompeii) by Hippolyte Alexandre Julien Moulin. The second is Le Vainqueur au Combat de Coqs (The Winner of the Cockfight) by Jean Alexandre Falguière. Follow these links for further information on the artists and their works.
Webfind: some girls in the Orsay imitating the statues.
L to R, they’re impersonating:
(1)The Young John the Baptist by Paul Dubois (left of photo);
(2) Cockfight by Falguière; and
(3) Lucky Find by Moulin.
No prizes for guessing what the penalty for imitating statues should be!