The detail : Calouste Gulbenkian museum, Lisbon, Portugal

Have you ever noticed how in some museum they scatter art outside of the main galleries? I have a sort of tenderness for these pieces that end up in that corridor that leads nowhere, behind those stairs that no one uses or in that hallway that's a little too big. It's that moment when curators turn into decorators, or even housewives: their job suddenly becomes to liven up that forgotten corner. I personally think that my entrance would be greatly improved by the splendid Hommage à Jean Goujon by French sculptor Alfred Janniot. That's probably what they thought too.



Alfred Janniot did his most famous work during the thirties, notably these bas-relief that I love in the courtyard of the MAM in Paris.
More pictures of the Calouste Gulbenkian museums this way.

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