“Allegories, when well chosen, are like so many tracks of light in a discourse, that make everything about them clear and beautiful”
(Joseph Addison – English poet and statesman, 1672-1719)

L’Harmonie (Harmony) is the left gilded figural sculpture which is crowning the roof of the Opéra Garnier in Paris.
It was made by Charles Guméry (1827-1871), a French sculptor who was working in an academic realist manner and who must have influenced in many ways the kind of poses I like my models to strike.
I took this picture last winter while I was for a few days in Paris.


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