Seeing Rodin’s Balzac in the melted snow

seeing a silhoutte that reminds me of Rodin sculpture of Balzac

 

I have a habit of seeing things on the ground that remind me of art, and a late night walk the other day found me in the same mindset. As I was crossing the street to head in the direction of my home, I noticed this section of melting snow and ice in the road, and there was something about the silhouette of melted space that looked like a hulking, cloaked figure. When I stopped for a longer look, it reminded me of Auguste Rodin’s bronze sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, which is titled “Monument to Balzac,” and can be seen below right.

Am I crazy? Do you see it? Or is this just another case of pareidolia?

seeing a silhoutte that reminds me of Rodin sculpture of Balzac
Melting snow and ice makes a silhouette that reminds me of Rodin’s Balzac sculpture.
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