The Traveller

The sculpture of a traveller and an infant is located in the Louvre Museum and derives from the French School of Sculpture circa the 1800s. It depicts a traveller on a road with a cape and woven hat giving a drink to an abandoned infant he had found along the way. The sculptor understood the inner meaning and purpose of objective art by freezing a moment in time which effectively transcends the present to produce an eternal moment. Great energy and attention was given to produce the image which suggests the full potential of the body in space and time. The artist was able to perfectly portray the face, body and muscles of the two figures. The baby lies in a relaxed posture of primal trust while the traveller nourishes the infant with life-giving water.