“Bourdelle had spent a decade working on the details, gradually building them up on a pivot that turned on a naked warrior whose outstretched left arm, it is true, defies the laws of anatomy – though photographs show that Bourdelle used his own left arm as a model.” From the chapter on Montparnasse in Metrostop Paris by Gregor Dallas.
The chapter is about the French Sculptor Antoine Bourdelle and the sentence describes the memorial sculpture for those who died in the Franco-Prussian War that he was commissioned to produce for his home town of Montauban.
- Grab the nearest book.
- Open it to page 56.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
- Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.
Book Meme seen on Leah Culver.
An excellent book by the way, if you’re interested in the history of Paris. The subject matter of each chapter is wildly different, so some chapters may interest you more than others, but on the whole very interesting.
By the way, each day I feel a little more guilty about not writing anything here. The excuse is that I’m very busy, but that’s always the excuse isn’t it? This will galvanise me into action…