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Dr. Guy Pritchal From Algeria

Dr. Guy Pritchal’s tomb speaks well to his occupation. He made his living knowing about people; paying attention to their activities. Look at his face and move from side to side. His face will follow you. Pritchal was a psychoanalyst, who reportedly had a number of high-profile clients including the tormented singer Dalida who resides nearby. Pritchal’s face follows you because it is crafted using the hollow face illusion. A convex face generally appears to be looking straight ahead, but a concave face tricks the viewer’s brain into thinking it is convex and if done right, the face appears to move. Generally the face needs to be slightly larger than normal for the illusion to work best. The eeriness of Dr. Guy Pritchal’s sculpture is further enhanced by having his hand and pipe poke out of the background. Pritchal’s hollow-face sculpture was carved by Bertrand Richard. Richard also crafted the bronze statue that adorns the tomb of dancer/choreographer Jean Bauchet in Division 29.

It’s pretty obvious from the emblem on the side of the Sax mausoleum with the horned instrument that Adolph Sax invented the saxophone. Antoine-Joseph Sax was the son of a Belgian musical instrument designer. At age 15, Adolphe was making instruments and entering them into competitions. Then, after moving to city in 1841, he started making entirely new instruments, including a valved bugle that was dubbed the saxhorn. The saxhorn led to the flugelhorn. The saxhorn also led to the development of the euphonium. But Adolphe Sax is undoubtedly best known for the saxophone, which he patented in 1846. The saxophone assured him a place in history books as well as a teaching job at the city Conservatoire. Life wasn’t all rosy for Adolphe Sax. Twice he went bankrupt after being weighed down with heavy litigation fees defending his patents, and he twice developed lip cancer, but recovered both times.

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