Le Petit Palais has re-opened lately, after major re-structuration and renovation, much like the Grand Louvre big work a couple of years ago.
I had never been there before so I can't compare, but it's bright and shiny and clean, and full of treasures. It seems to cover the whole history of art, much like the British Museum.
I'm going to Hell, but I shot this icon just for mock. The comment explained "As usually done at the time, St John is featured with his head on Jesus's lap."
Of course, being who I am, my mind went straight into "Bible Canon Slash YAYE!".
Apparently, I'm not the only one who gave a thought to it...
Too bad this one is blurry, I kinda liked it, especially the wings.
It doesn't come out right, but it's a Roman Isis with cupids, as a mirror holder.
Meep, blurry too. "Red figures" as they call this technique, but it was so pretty and finely ciseled and gah.
More of the same.
This isn't Kali or Shiva, but yet another incarnation of Isis, if I recall.
And another Roman Isis (after Rome "absorbed" Isis as a member of their religion, and more or less merged her with... Athena, I think?).
White glass. I wish my camera gave a more precise result, but I didn't want to use the flash...
That's SO kitsch... Watches in the shape of crosses...
Bible kink, act II. Saint Sebastian, as always used as a porn model.
Big cat eating a bird. Forgot the names.
I shot this because it reminded me of an illustration for a kid book I used to read and love, set in pre-history. I haven't found it to check if it was copied on that, though.
"La demoiselle". So pretty (she's life-size, more or less).
Ahem. Sorry. I'm a sucker for Art Nouveau jewels. I just... MINE!
MINE. MINE. MINE.
MINE. MINE. MINE. MINE. MINE. MINE.
I took two of those (with and without flash, because I mistakenly flashed it the first time...), and none of them is neat enough. It's a big cup, with two bats underneath. I mean, who owned that? Vlad Dracul?
I'm also a sucker for multi-stone sculptures. I dig it. And BTW, religious art is the only topic on which I like religion.
Close-up of her pretty face.
I like that style of thing, too. *wub*
Yeah I know, I'm lame.
Picture of the inner garden through a gate...
... and past the gate. It snowed that day (evidently).
and the last one before we started to explore the first floor (everything until the garden was on the ground floor).
Starting the temporary exhibition, about the theme of "Women". A pwetty Ophelia.
Each time I find one, I wonder if this site has her : Doubt though the stars are fire. And yeah, it does. I've actually seen with my own eyes three of the ones they feature.
And then my batteries died :P
And the replacement ones which I thought loaded were not.
So, end of the pictures until I can go back there with fresh batteries.
Well, I've been going out lately. Shocker.