Photos of La Grande Fenetre sculpture within Musee de la Sculpture en Plein Air in Paris - Page 186



While we were walking through the open air sculpture museum in Paris, we took these HD photos showing the rather unusual abstract sculpture called La Grande Fenetre, which was produced by sculptor and artist Augustin Cardenas.

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La Grande Fenetre abstract sculpture in Paris
As you can see from this first picture, the abstract sculpture La Grande Fenetre is located very close to the River Seine, but this statue is also part of a larger collection of sculptures that belong to the free open air museum called Musee de la Sculpture en Plein Air, which is located in the 5th Arrondissement of Paris.
La Grande Fenetre by artist Augustin Cardenas
Now this modern art sculpture La Grande Fenetre was produced in 1974 by the Cuban artist Augustin Cardenas, who's work was influenced by artists such as Henri Moore, yet he also incorporated his African heritage into his sculpture works.
La Grande Fenetre sculpture in Jardin Tino Rossi
With this photo of La Grande Fenetre sculpture, you can see that it is also located right by one of the open air amphitheatres within the Tino Rossi Gardens, which is where this sculpture museum is found, and having been placed on a large rectangular base, it makes the abstract sculpture stand out even more against the greenery of the gardens.
1974 La Grande Fenetre by Augustin Cardenas Alfonso
As we mentioned earlier, this abstract sculpture La Grande Fenetre was produced by artist Augustin Cardenas Alfonso, and he was born in Matanzas, Cuba in 1927, yet settled in Paris in 1955 and joined the Surrealist movement, however, years later he returned to his native country, and passed away in Havana in 2001.
La Grande Fenetre in Paris France
Also, as you can see from these photos, the La Grande Fenetre, or The Great Window in English, is distinctly white in colour, which is due to the fact that this sculpture was created using white Carrara marble, which is often mistakenly called Carrera marble, although this stone is quarried in the city of Carrara in Tuscany, Italy, and is often used for statues.

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