The Musée Bourdelle is dedicated to the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle. Located in his former studio, it provides an example of Parisian ateliers from the turn of the 19th century. It houses a more than 500 works by Bourdelle, including marble, plaster, and bronze statues and paintings, as well as his personal collection of pieces by other artists.
Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929) was a French sculptor, painter and teacher. His work broke conservative binds of its time and contributed greatly to the development of modern sculpture, particularly monumental sculpture. Many of his works attest to his continued fascination with Beethoven. His most famous piece is ‘The Dying Centaur’ (Athens).