Thursday, January 26, 2012

My, What Big Hands You Have!


This massive piece of modern sculpture, L'Écoute, by Henri Miller was placed beside Saint Eustache in 1986.  Mon amie Mary, posed to give you an idea of the enormity of this piece.  I think it's also a hit with the younger set as I will share another time.

23 comments:

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

I like how the stone has been textured - very interesting. Must have taken ages to complete this piece!

Thirtytwo degrees said...

One could almost fit into the fingernail, and/or the mouth...I wonder how many tried that.

Malyss said...

Makes me think of King Kong holding the young lady! :o)

Joe said...

What a joy to turn a corner and discover this sculpture. Also a joy to see it on your blog? Thx.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Wow, huge sculpture and nice contrasr !

Janey and Co. said...

Is that a little kid I see in the photo? As for the picture...That's a wow!...Janey

M said...

That certainly is huge! The texture reminds me a bit of the Moai statues of Easter Island. Mary certainly looks teeny!

MadAboutParis said...

And quite a joy to be the tiny head...merci Virginie!
xx,
M

Daryl Edelstein said...

that is so funny to see Mary peeking there

Starman said...

The only time I ever took a photo of this sculpture, I had to wait for quite awhile for the kids to stop playing on it.

Harriet said...

Thanks for showing us this sculpture with Mary in there so as to fully appreciate the size.

Alexa said...

Love the angle you chose to shoot from, V. Peekaboo, tiny Mary!

Stephanie A. Mann said...

Have you ever been there in the morning when the apartment dwellers bring their dogs for some fun? Greeting each other; chasing balls or pigeons--and the humans are fun too, chatting and catching up!

AL said...

This is lovely...but I bet there are those who hate it. That's the great thing about art. Can't wait to see some more.

Virginia said...

Stephanie, Oh I'd lovet that . There was a young boy and his day have so much fun that day. I have photos! :)

Starman, Oh the people add to the this rather unusual piece I think.
V

Jack said...

Ohmigosh, it is HUGE!

James said...

What a cool picture! I remember how surprised I was when I saw the sculpture for the first time. Your picture from yesterday hits "home" for me because the window behind the lantern might be the apartment where I stay. I'll look for some pictures that I took from the inside looking out. You are more than welcome at Weekend Reflections anytime!


p.s. are you still trying to learn French?

Virginia said...

James Darlin, I'm ALWAYS trying to learn French. Most people there enable me and don't make me use the pitiful French I know. They probably can't stand the idea of hearing me speak their beautiful language with my southern accent.
V

Petrea Burchard said...

How funny. A dear friend of mine has a photo of herself, cupped in this statue's hand, on her Facebook page. I didn't know 'til now what it was.

arabesque said...

and this is one of the statues that I missed when I was there.
humongous indeed,
shot perfectly in this perspective.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh that almost looks as big as the statues at Abu Simbel in Egypt, what a great shot Virginia and what a good idea of have your friend Mary pose there for contrast.

Cezar and Léia said...

The thing is really massive!
Quite interesting!
God bless you!
Cezar

JM said...

Beautifully composed! Love it!