This is from the exhibition of the work of Aristide Maillol (1861-1944), currently in an exhibition devoted to him at the Louvre. He was a bit of a chameleon, and started out as a painter, and he was good at creating a graphic image.
Then he blossomed when started sculpting, with big sculptures of big, fleshy women,
Then he was said to be complicit with the invading Germans in both the First and Second World Wars. I imagine I can read his liking for a German sensibility in this, his last sculpture.
His collaboration with the Germans finished him in the eyes of fellow artists and the public..
So this retrospective has been a long time coming.
An amazing sculture!
Pretty impressive –