HD photographs of Pavillon Denon Caryatid sculptures positioned to the right hand side - Page 576
Again we were admiring the Pavillon Denon wing of the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing a set of caryatids, which were sculpted by Elias Robert.
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This first HD photo shows the pair of Caryatids, spelt Cariatides in French, which are located on the far right hand side of the Pavillon Denon that were put in place during the restoration of the Palais du Louvre, when the facades were having different embellishments and ornamental sculptures added to them.
However, although they just look ornate and do not have specific names, caryatids serve a major purpose of being decorative supports for an entablature, rather than just using a standard pillar or column, and always depicting females figures, these have been used for many centuries in architecture.
And this next image shows the detailing that went into producing these cariatides by Elias Robert, who was born in 1821 with a full name of Louis Valentin Robert, but this was the same his elder brother that had died as a baby, so hence why he was always called Elias Robert.
Yet this particular French sculptor was commissioned for a few public sculptures on the former Palais du Louvre and on other buildings in Paris like the Gare d'Austerlitz train station and the impressive Fontaine Saint Michel, prior to passing away in 1874.
So this last photograph shows the Denon Pavilion seen from the Cour Napoleon courtyard, which as you can no doubt tell, is where the more recent addition of the glass pyramids are located, and these particular Caryatids are to the very far right hand side on the third level below the pediment.
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