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Old 01-15-2009, 12:42 PM
mountshang mountshang is offline
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Re: What do you think about this work

As posted last year -- I feel this work is goofy-cutesy-clumsy --- which is how a lot of contemporary French figure sculpture feels to me (oh for the long lost days of Houdon, Carpeaux, Rodin, Maillol, Despiau, Gimond and many, many others!)

But ... I just found this piece on the internet -- that gets close to the edge of despair -- but maintains enough elegance to keep from falling over:

(the sculptor is Ferdinand Parpan (1902-2004)
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