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HD photographs of La Foule sculpture in Jardin des Tuileries - Page 628

We were within the Jardin des Tuileries in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing a statue called La Foule, which was sculpted by Raymond Mason.

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La Foule Bronze Statue By Raymond Mason

This first HD photo shows the statue called La Foule, which in English translates to The Crowd, and this is a monumental work that was sculpted by the artist Raymond Mason, who became known for his sculptures of crowds in different settings.

Bronze Statue La Foule In Jardin Des Tuileries

So this monumental statue became the most well known work of this sculptor, which had two casts made in bronze, and although this one is within the Tuileries Gardens in Paris, France, the other is located in New York, in the United States of America.

La Foule Sculpture By Raymond Mason

According to some sources, there are actually 99 people represented with The Crowd, which is classed as the most celebrated monumental contemporary art work of Raymond Mason, who was born in Birmingham, England on 2nd March 1922, and initially studied drawing and painting in the UK, before turning to sculpture and moving to Paris in 1946.

La Foule Bronze Statue Close Up Picture

And this image shows some of the details that Raymond Mason put into this bronze sculpture, which is classed as more of a figurative work, rather than abstract like his first sculptures before his meeting with Alberto Giacometti, and then Pablo Picasso.

La Foule Sculpture On Stone Base

Yet it was through meeting with the artist Bathus and entering into the Salons with other artists like Man Ray, that Raymond Mason became more recognised including internationally, and he spent the remainder of his life in Paris, only passing away on 13th February 2010 at the age of 87.

West Side View Of La Foule Statue

But getting back to this statue called La Foule, in this high definition photo you can see a side view as you would after coming down the stairs from the terrace in the Jardin des Tuileries where you can see the back of a man with a hat.

Bronze Faces On La Foule Sculpture

However, this close up image shows some of the different features on the faces within the bronze composition of The Crowd, which is a topic that Raymond Mason became recognised for, and another of his famous works produced in resin is called The Departure of Fruit and Vegetables from the Heart of Paris that also contains numerous people.

Information Plaque On La Foule Sculpture

Now this close up photograph shows the plaque located on the base of The Crowd statue, and as you can see, it states the name along with the years of 1963 - 1965, although, in the image below you will actually see a different completion date.

Yet the writing at the bottom of the plaque states that this work was purchased in 1969, and became a part of the National Contemporary Art Fund in 1987 and the Ministry of Culture and Communications in Paris.

Artist Name Inscription On La Foule Sculpture

So as we mentioned just now, although the plaque states 1963 to 1965, as you can see from this image, the base of the bronze sculpture at the front left hand side of the composition has been engraved by the artist with his surname and the dates 1963 - 67, which seems to us to be the correct dates for this monumental statue.

Jardin Des Tuileries And La Foule Sculpture

And in this last photograph, you can see the location of La Foule in the Jardin des Tuileries, which has been positioned by the steps that lead up to the terrace where you can discover the Jeu de Paume, which is close to the octagonal basin but on the northern side of the garden nearest the Rue de Rivoli.

Related information

  -  Photos of Tuileries Garden

Tourist attractions close by

  -  Musee du Louvre
  -  The l’Orangerie Museum
  -  Musee du Jeu de Paume
  -  Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
  -  Place de la Concorde

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