jeudi 17 septembre 2009

Henri Brocard sculpture at the Tretyakov Gallery

This wood sculpture of Henri Brocard has been exhibited since a long time within the Tretyakov's Gallery. I really appreciate the quality of the execution, the soft impression in the eyes of Henri, concentrated in his passions : the perfume industry and the art in general.
The artist really succeed to capture that into this sculpture.

A part of the Brocard's collection was included into the Tekiakov gallery after it was nationalized by the soviets. It was concerning the Russian artistic objects previously presented into the Henri, then Charlotte Brocard Gallery.

That's impressive for us today, to imagine Henri welcoming you into this museum of another well-knowned Pavel Tretyakov's collector of the mid XIXe century.