27 November 2016

Cimetière du Montparnasse (continued) #15: La Séparation du couple, by 'Max'

Finally I leave Le Cimetière du Montparnasse, and the Paris area in general, for this year at least. This is not a tomb but a work of art, a marble sculpture by 'Max', or 'A. de Max', or 'Alix', or whatever: this marble creation is called La Separation du couple and shows just that: a naked man standing crying while his loved one throws him a final goodbye kiss from her closing tomb. Oddly, this work was thought to be unsuitable in its original position in Le jardin du Luxembourg, and it was moved here so as not to offend too many sensibilities.

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