Plaster plays a part.
The creative process behind the late sculptor Antoine Bourdelle's career is now a focal point at Musee Bourdelle in Paris. Bourdelle's finished bronze and marble casts are housed in the artist's former studio, residence and outdoor garden, which were built in the 19th century and established as a museum in 1949. The artist's unfinished plaster casts--replete with marks and interlocking parts that reveal some of Bourdelle's artistic techniques--are located in the Great Hall, which was added in 1961 to accommodate the large-scale works.
Today, 3000K and 4000K LED luminaires from ERCO cast a new light on the molds that would later become statues of Greek gods and facade reliefs for buildings such as the Theatre des Champs-Elysees. High lumen packages overcome the Great Hall's 10-meter (33-ft) height, while lenses with adjustable beam distribution balance perspective distortion and focus spotlights, bringing various textures--and a new angle of Bourdelle's work--out of the shadows for visitors to see.
The Takeaway: LED luminaires with high lumen packages and adjustable lenses accentuate surfaces of plaster casts at Musee Bourdelle in Paris.