HD photographs of La Pensee statue on Pavillon des Etats at Musee du Louvre - Page 458
These high definition photos were again taken while at the Cour du Carrousel of the Musee du Louvre, and show the statue called La Pensee, which was sculpted by Pierre Travaux and is located on the Pavillon des Etats.
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The famous tourist attraction in Paris of the former royal palace turned museum is home to numerous statues on its facades before you even enter the Musee du Louvre, and this first image shows the statue of La Pensee, which translates in English to Thought.
Now you can find this stone statue positioned on the first level balustrade of the Pavillon des Etats wing, which was put in place in 1868, and when you are looking at the facade from the courtyard, you can see this is the fourth statue from the right hand side.
So the statue is actually an allegory, as you can no doubt tell from how the lady with her hand up to her face, as though deep in thought, which is what the sculpture was designed to represent.
And this was produced by Pierre Travaux who was born in March 1822 and became a French sculptor, which we thought was quite ironic, considering his name translates in English to Stone Works! But even though he produced sculptures and statues in stone, and received several commissions for statues on the Louvre Museum, he also worked in marble and bronze, yet Pierre Travaux had a very short career as he passed away at only age 47.
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