HD photographs of La Danse Triomphale a Pallas Athene statue in Place de Varsovie - Page 760
Again we were at the Jardins du Trocadero in the 16th Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing a statue called La Danse Triomphale a Pallas Athene, which was sculpted by Carlo Sarrabezolles.
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This first HD photo shows the statue called La Danse Triomphale a Pallas Athene, which in English translates to The Triumphal Dance to Pallas Athena, although it is often known by the shortened named of just The Triumphal Dance.
You will find that in Greek mythology Athene was the Goddess of Intelligent Activity and Reason, yet also of arts and literature, who was said to have been born from the head of Zeus already clad in armour, and after winning a contest against Poseidon, she became the Patron Goddess of Athens.
So here you can see a close up photo looking at the front part of the helmet that shows a head, and this is meant to be Erichthonius who was a ruler of Athens and was meant to have been brought up by the Goddess Athena, which is spelt Athene in French.
Athena is sometimes called Pallas Athene in various stories, as she took that epithet after supposedly killing a women by mistake that had the name Pallas, but as you can see in this image, she is holding a shield in her left hand and wearing a traditional ancient Greek garment called a Peplos.
Yet this photo shows the back of La Danse Triomphale a Pallas Athene, which was originally sculpted by Carlo Sarrabezolles and was produced in patinated plaster for the Universal Exhibition in 1925, yet this is now held within a museum in Boulogne Billaincourt, on the outskirts of Paris.
Therefore, the statue you can see within the Trocadero Gardens by the area called the Place de Varsovie, or the Square of Warsaw, is actually a reproduction that was made of resin as an exact copy of the original presented at the Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes.
So here you can see a bit more of the area where The Triumphal Dance to Pallas Athena is located, and this is in the south eastern side of the gardens between the Avenue des Nations Unies and the Avenue de New York in the 16th Arrondissement on the opposite bank to the Eiffel Tower.
We mentioned earlier that La Danse Triomphale a Pallas Athene was produced by Carlo Sarrabezolles, yet he was born in Toulouse on 27th December 1888 with a full name of Charles Marie Louis Joseph Sarrabezolles, and initially studied at the school of fine arts in his home town before going to Paris to further his studies.
Always known as Carlo Sarrabezolles, his first monumental work was produced between 1921 and 1922 and by 1923 he moved into a studio in the 15th Arrondissement of Paris, which is where he remained for the rest of his life, and he is well recognised not just for his statues, but the fact that he invented direct carving in setting concrete.
But here you can see a close up of the tourist information plaque located on the base of the statue, and when translated into English, this generally reads; The Triumphal Dance of Pallas Athene. For the Gods who defeated the Giants. To intelligence domineering the matter.
So basically, what this means, is that intelligence is referring to Athena and this is a trait that is better than strength, so from reading the inscription above that mentions the word matter, this is actually referring to the Giants and the title of the statue relates to a celebratory dance.
We mentioned earlier that Carlo Sarrabezolles kept the same studio from 1923, and he actually passed away there on the 11th February 1971 while working on a bust for another project, so unfortunately he never got to see the resin reproduction of La Danse Triomphale a Pallas Athene put in place.
In fact, some places state that The Triumphal Dance of Pallas Athena was put in place in 1988, yet according to the official website of Carlo Sarrabezolles, this resin statue, at a height of 2.6 metres, was placed within the Jardins du Trocadero on a stone pedestal in 1989.
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