Urbanismo visited Paris in early July and was able to concentrate a small fragment of transit time on a pair of remarkable architectural forms- both visits long wished for. First- the École des Beaux-Arts. The second we will save for a later post.
|The entrance gate (seen from the north on the Rue Bonaparte, flanked by the colossal |
heads of Pierre Paul Puget, a 17th-century sculptor, and the
Baroque painter Nicolas Poussin, both models for students of the arts.
We were lucky that the school was distributing its modern crowns on the day we visited, so we were fortunate to see the room in full, joyous use by students.