HD photographs of La Science en marche en depit de l'Ignorance statue on the Grand Palais - Page 515
This time we were in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris at the Palais de la Decourverte, and we took these high definition photos showing a bronze equestrian statue called La Science en marche en depit de l'Ignorance, which was sculpted by Victor Peter.
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So this first HD photo shows the bronze equestrian statue called La Science en marche en depit de l'Ignorance, which generally translates in English to Science marching in the spirit of Ignorance.
Now this view shows that the statue is located in between pillars, and this particular statue is situated to the left hand side of the entrance to the Palais de la Decouverte, which is also sometimes called the Palais d'Antin, that is located on the western side of the Grand Palais in the 8th Arrondissement.
And this is one of the numerous statues that you can see on the building called the Grand Palais, which was constructed for the 1900 World Fair in Paris, and there were many different sculptors who worked on these, yet this particular statue was sculpted by Victor Peter.
So Victor Peter was born in Paris in the December of 1840 and initially studied under artists such as Alexandre Falguere and Jules Dalou becoming a French sculptor, painter, medallist and engraver, recognised for his animal works and portraits.
Therefore, as you can tell from this close up HD photo, you can see why Victor Peter was recognised for his animal sculptures, and was awarded the title of Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1900, which is when this bronze equestrian statue was produced.
Then, in the same year Victor Peter was awarded a Gold Medal at the 1900 Universal Exhibition and in 1901 he became a professor at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris even though he still exhibited at the Salons, and after a successful career he passed away in 1918.
But again, this is another photograph of the La Science en marche en depit de l'Ignorance statue on the left hand side of the entrance to the Palaise de la Decouverte, which was opened as the Palais d'Antin within the Grand Palais in 1900 and is located on the Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Yet this image shows the trophy style shield, which is located on the stone pedestal base of the Science marching in the spirit of Ignorance statue that juts out from the facade of the Grand Palais, which was completed at the same time as the Petit Palais and the Pont Alexandre III.
And in this last photo you can see a close up of the mascaron located on the trophy emblem located below the La Science en marche en depit de l'Ignorance statue, and as you can no doubt tell, this looks like it depicts Medusa from mythology with the snakes instead of hair.
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Palais de la Decouverte
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