Napoléon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte in front of the future

This magnificent bust of Napoleon Bonaparte from the Ben Weider collection at MBAM is positioned in the centre of one of the front colonnades of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, which offers a special urban…



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The Relay runner

This bronze of 1910 is a work by Robert Tait McKenzie and represents a very beautiful naked relay rider in the idealized Greek style but with a very modern physiognomy. The haircut is very dandy…


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The wounded

A Belgian sculptor of great talent, Jef Lambeaux created around twenty monumental works for public space. A polemist with a very romantic personality, he got some glory in his time. Recalling the ancient sculpture of…


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Jean d’Aire

Jean d’Aire by Auguste Rodin, second model. 1885 (cast iron 1971). Jean d’Aire is one of six characters in the monumental and heroic ensemble commemorating the last symbolic act of the fall of Calais after…


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Deluge scene by Joseph-Désiré Court

The Deluge Scene by Joseph-Desire Court interprets the human disarray of those condemned by the judgment of God who set off the deluge on earth because he was not satisfied. He saved only Noah, his…


Femme romaine se coiffant

Young Roman woman styling herself

The preservation of Pompeii, by its burial in the volcanic ashes of Vesuvius, has brought to our days scenes of the common life more rare. They are frescoes that in their time were more decorative…