Statue "Elephant pris au piege", Paris

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  • This is a statue that depicts a moving elephant and its left front leg is caught in a trap. You can see a rope. At the foot of this statue is a monkey and I have the impression that it is not happy, it seems to scream, you can see his mouth open. He shouldn't be happy that this elephant is trapped. This statue is quite realistic because attaching a rope to an elephant's leg, it ends up not moving and understands that it must remain there.
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  • This sculpture, "Elephant Trapped" , which is located in front of the entrance of the Musée d'Orsay, was made in 1877 for the Universal Exhibition of 1878 and placed in the French Pavilion of the Trocadero in Paris. The work is created by the sculptor Emmanuel Frémiet (1824-1910), made of iron cast iron and was originally gilded. The young life-size elephant, seems to struggle trumped uplifted, while he has his right hind leg hobbled in a trap. The sculptor thought it good to place a young monkey who, leaning on the trap, enjoys this situation. Emmanuel Frémiet, a member of the Academy of Fine Arts, is a realistic-style animal sculptor. He produced the magnificent equestrian statue of Joan of Arc, Place des Pyramids in Paris, in 1900. He also directed "Saint Michael Terrassant the Dragon" at the top of the spire of the prestigious Abbey of Mont Saint Michel, in 1897. This work is a component of a triptych that includes two other works, The Horse with the Herse and the Rhinoceros.
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