Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Musée La Piscine - Sculptures

The Musée La Piscine (the Swimming Pool Museum) located in the city of Roubaix in France, is a very unique museum because, as it names says, it is housed in a former swimming pool.

This swimming pool was built in the Art Deco style between 1927 and 1932 by the Lille architect Albert Baert. It was remodelled as a museum in 2000.

The garden outside hosts a few sculptures.

L’Homme des neiges (1960) - Euville’s stone sculpture by Eugène Dodeigne

Inside, the display is stunning with the reflection of the sculptures in the swimming pool water.

Jeune fille à la fontaine (1875) - Marble sculpture by Pierre-Alexandre Schoenewerk

Sirène Assise (circa 1958) – Plaster sculpture by Gilbert Privat

La chasse au nègre - Marble sculpture by Charles Marie Félix Martin

La petite châtelaine - Marble sculpture by Camille Claudel

Buste de Dalou (1883) – Bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin

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The museum

Musée La Piscine
23 Rue de l'Espérance, 59100 Roubaix, France
Musée La Piscine website