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Le Cycliste

Le Cycliste

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"Le Cycliste" (The Cyclist) is a sculpture by French artist Aristide Maillol. It depicts the cyclist Gaston Colin riding a bicycle, with his head turned to one side and his body in a dynamic and fluid posture. It was commissioned by the German Count Harry Kessler, who was Maillol's first patron. With this statue, he simply wanted to have a nude full-length portrait of his boyfriend. This work, executed in bronze, is a characteristic example of Maillol's style, which sought to capture movement and sensuality in the human form. The use of a bicycle as a subject matter is unusual in the world of fine art and gives the work a modern touch. The figure's relaxed, athletic pose suggests the joy and freedom of movement, while the flowing lines of the body and bicycle evoke a sense of motion and speed.


Aristide Maillol (1861-1944) was a French painter, tapestry artist and sculptor, of Catalan origin. Inspired by archaic, Greek art, he modeled monumentally simple, classically serene but at the same time healthy sensual female figures.

Year of creation

1908, XX century


Musée d'Orsay, France

Product information

Ready-to-hang Framed Poster with museum-quality paper.
- 250 gsm / 110 lb matte (uncoated) archival paper
- Thickness: 20-25 mm /0.79"–0.98" and for the USA market thickness is 1.9 cm/0.75"
- Paper color: off-white
- Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass.
- Includes a hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.
- For indoor use
- Ready-to-hang, poster is placed within the frame. You can hang it directly on the wall.

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