Monday, July 18, 2011

Burgher of Calais

Burgher of Calais by susanvg
Burgher of Calais, a photo by susanvg on Flickr.
I walked past the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts this morning. This sculpture, one of the Burghers of Calais by Rodin has been standing in front of the museum for a number of years. Odd that I should see it today as last night I saw the film, Midnight in Paris. I enjoyed the film, but I particularly enjoyed revisiting Paris - and the Rodin Museum garden. I have been there twice, each time revelling in the powerful work of Rodin.

I remember reading a historical novel about him: Naked Came I by David Weiss. It still sits on my bookshelf. Maybe it is time for a re-read.


  1. You really captured the details in this sculpture. All the lines throughout the photograph are so interesting. Nicely done!

  2. I'm wondering now if I've ever seen Midnight in Paris.