It’s finally happened! There is a slight crispness in the air. The temperature has been dropping into the 60’s at night. Instead of highs in the 90’s, today it will be in the 80’s!
Here is another sketch from a fall sketch outing to the Musee Bourdelle. This charming museum, tucked away in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, was the home and studio of sculpture Antoine Bourdelle. It gives you the sense of what an artist’s atelier actually looked and felt like in the late 19th century. In the late 1920’s he started to turn his studio into and actual museum and today the museum houses more than 500 of works of sculpture, paintings, and pastels.
Bourdelle was one of the pioneers of 20th century monumental sculpture and was commissioned for works worldwide, including the United States; Washington D.C., Honolulu, Texas, Minnesota, California and Ohio. In 1893 he joinedAugust Rodin as an assistant and became a popular teacher.
This sketch done sitting in the garden, is the second of the day, and is quicker and looser and than the first one I did. When we arrived to tour the museum we had a beautiful, cool, sunny fall day but a few hours later while sketching in the garden the typical gray skies of Paris took over. C'est la vie.