Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Telamons

Lest you think I've foresaken my classical roots in favor of more modern fare, these Telamons (the male counterpart to the caryatid) in Paris stopped me dead in my tracks. Sculpted by (Sylvain?) Kinsburger in 1905 for this apartment building by the Parisian architect Auguste Joseph Garriguenc, they certainly make for a grand entrance!

3 comments:

pve design said...

Those are amazing - they look as though the have the weight on their shoulders!
Happy 2012 to you!
pve

sandrajonas.com said...

Stunning!! How I love the classic architecture in Paris!! Such fine examples.
Thanks for this posting.
xs

Interior Design Pro said...

Excellent art. A masterpiece. Happy New Year 2012!