This was my favourite sculpture in the Musee d’Orsay. The artist who made it is Francois Pompon. I loved how unpretentious it was. When I took this picture I made sure to frame in the little old man sitting nearby because he was cool too. He had a flask of coffee and some shortbread which he was eating quietly next to this magnificent stone beast. They make a good pair.
The Musee d’Orsay is an amazing place with a wonderful variety of fine art, illustration and design. Its a good alternative to the frantic tourism of the Louvre. I loved the Art Nouveau rooms which featured art, furniture, jewelry and ceramics from the period. The building itself is a work of art. It is a converted train station that was built in 1900. A large golden clock hangs on the one wall and the arched glass ceiling allows in natural light to the voluminous space. That visit made me very happy. Yes it did.