Maillol at the Jardin des Tuileries
The reopening of the Musée Maillol is scheduled for September 2016. Meanwhile, visitors can admire twenty of the artist’s most beautiful sculptures in the Carrousel Garden, which is tucked in between the Tuileries Garden and the Louvre Museum.
Most of these sculptures represent the body of a young woman which Maillol incessantly reinvented: that of Dina Vierny, the model who became his muse. She was only 15 years old when Maillol met her. She ended up inspiring him until the end of his life. She inherited his work and spent her life promoting it. In 1964, twenty years after Maillol’s death, the sculptures, which Dina Vierny donated to the French government, were installed in the Tuileries under André Malraux’s initiative, then Minister of Cultural Affairs.
La Rivière, La Montagne, L’Air, Venus, Méditerranée, Baigneuse à la draperie, l’Été, La Nuit, and many more… The magic of this wonderful collection comes from the subtle balance between strength, energy, and the marvelous sensuality which emanate from each one of these sculptures.
Take some time to admire the backs, which Maillol endlessly worked on.
Tuileries Garden, Esplanade of the Carrousel, between the Tuileries Garden and the Louvre.
From the last Sunday in March to 31 May, and from 1 September to the last Saturday in September: 7am to 9pm
From 1 June to 31 August: 7am to 11pm
From the last Sunday in September to the last Saturday in March: 7.30am to 7.30pm