HD photographs of LHS Les Arts statue on Pavillon de la Bibliotheque at Musee du Louvre - Page 658
We were again at the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when took these high definition photos showing a statue called Les Arts, which was sculpted Antoine Auguste Preault.
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This first HD photo shows the statue of Les Arts located on the left hand side of the Pavillon de la Bibliotheque on the top corner by the roof, as you are looking at the facade of the former Palais du Louvre from the Rue de Rivoli.
Now there are actually two different statues located opposite each other on the Pavillon de la Bibliotheque of The Louvre, which are both called The Arts and both of these were sculpted by Antoine Auguste Preault, being put in place during the major renovations that were undertaken in 1850s.
So in this close up photograph you can see the detailing that went into sculpting Les Arts by Antoine Auguste Preault, who was born in 1809 and decided to become a French sculptor, trying several times to get into the Ecole des Beaux Arts without success.
But things still did not go easy for him, even after managing to take classes with David d'Angers, and when Antoine Auguste Preault decided to start presenting works at the Paris Salons, many of the compositions were refused to be put on show or caused scandal.
However, he persevered, and during the Second Empire became recognised and received several public commissions that adorn different tourist attractions in Paris including the Gallic Warrior on the Pont d'Iena, Clemence Isaure in the Luxembourg Gardens pllus a few different statues for the facades of the Musee du Louvre.
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