Monument à Debussy, bronze, 1930
Aristide Maillol, (French, 1861-1944)
Gift of Edward Joseph Gallagher, Jr. in memory of Edward Joseph Gallagher, Ann Hay Gallagher, and Edward Joseph Gallagher III,
University of Arizona, (UAMA) 1978.005.001
Photos by Joan Ann Lansberry, ©2012-2019
"Monument à Debussy is one of a number of sculptures commissioned as monuments to famous figures. An influential French composer, Claude Debussy (1862-1918) was instrumental in directing the transition from late-Romantic music to the modernist music of the twentieth century. Maillol's sculpture exudes a tranquil stillness with its graceful pose, and a delicacy that belies the heavy, sturdy nature of the medium."