Muse de Orsay: An Unleashed platform

Germaine rejected his advances – either because she was already married, or because he was impotent. And so, on February 17th of the following year, when Picasso was in Spain, Casagemas went out to dinner with friends at the L’Hippodrome, and at about 9:00 p.m. stood up, gave a brief speech and then pulled out a pistol and shot Germaine in the head.

Not realizing that the bullet had only grazed her temple, he then shot himself in the head. It was the death of his young friend that triggered Picasso’s so-called ‘Blue Period’, and opened up a new chapter of Spanish Painting in Paris.

Piccaso painting

Lady Liberty in Orsay

This version, a little under three meters high, was commissioned by Bartholdi himself in 1889, and subsequently exhibited in 1900 at the Universal Exhibition in Paris.

That same year, the sculptor expressed a hope that the State would buy it, along with several other models including the Lion of Belfort, for the Musée du Luxembourg (the museum of modern art of its time).

He declared that “these works are interesting because they have greatly contributed to the esteem in which I am held by my contemporary artists”.

Statue of Liberty in MO

As there were no works by Bartholdi in Luxembourg at that time, he undertook to give them some in return for the cost of the casting alone. His proposal was accepted, although the museum was unable to find a place for them in their already very full rooms.

The solution was found in 1905, after the death of Bartholdi. The sculptor’s widow suggested putting Liberty outside the museum in the gardens. It would stay there for 115 years, from 1906 to 2011, until the Senate, which owns the Luxembourg Gardens, generously agreed to return the work to the Musée d’Orsay.

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