HD photographs of Pavillon Denon Caryatid sculptures positioned 1st from the left hand side - Page 574
This time we were at the Musee du Louvre located in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing a set of Caryatids on the Pavillon Denon, which were sculpted by Jean-Louis Brian.
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So this first image shows the two Caryatids, which is spelt Cariatides in French that are designed as ornate female figures to support an entablature for a pediment, instead of using a boring column or pillar and these were put in place when the Palais du Louvre was undergoing renovations in the 1850s.
Now you will find that these particular caryatids were sculpted by Jean-Louis Brian who was born in Avignon in 1805 and after received a grant from his home town, he was able to moved to Paris and study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts to become a French sculptor.
He then won the Prix de Rome and spent four years at the Villa Medici furthering his skills, and upon his return Jean-Louis Brian received numerous public commissions for famous tourist attractions in Paris such as this one, and one of the Queens of France in the Luxembourg Gardens, yet died in 1864 after having never got over the death of his elder brother three years prior.
And in this last HD photo, you can see the Caryatids located on the third level of the Pavillon Denon wing as you are standing in the Cour Napoleon courtyard, and to be even more precise, this set of statues is located on the very left hand side of the Louvre facade below the top pediment.
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