Monday, October 27, 2014

La séparation du couple

La séparation du couple, The Separation of a Couple by de Max, Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris
“La séparation du couple” (The Separation of a Couple) by de Max, 1902
Montparnasse Cemetery, 14e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

La séparation du couple, which was originally destined for Luxembourg Gardens, can be found in the cemetery's 4th division. Perhaps the saddest of all the monuments there, the separation of the couple was moved to the cemetery in 1965 because it was considered too obscene for Luxembourg. It depicts a woman straining to rise from her grave to console her mourning paramour, face in hands, standing above her.”
(The Montparnasse District, French-at-a-Touch)

2 comments:

Changes in the wind said...

Interesting....maybe comforting where it stands today.

Lowell said...

Wow! This is simply overpowering. Very emotional!