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HD photographs of Le Jugement Dernier sculpture on Eglise de la Madeleine in Paris - Page 965



While at the Eglise de la Madeleine in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photos showing the pediment sculpture called Le Jugement Dernier, which was sculpted by Philippe Joseph Henri Lemaire.

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Le Jugement Dernier Eglise De La Madeleine South Facade

Le Jugement Dernier is a biblical scene that was sculpted for the top pediment of the Madeleine Church, and in English this translates to The Last Judgement, which was first sculpted as a plaster model now held at the Musee de Valenciennes, prior to the stone full size sculpture you can see in this first HD panoramic photo.

In fact there was a competition instigated between 1828 and 1829 to choose who would sculpt this pediment, and out of the twenty-seven competitors that entered, which included Francois rude, it was Philippe Joseph Henri Lemaire who was chosen, due to the artistic policy that this high relief demonstrated during the July Monarchy.

Le Jugement Dernier Sculpture By Philippe Henri Lemaire

Now this next close up photo shows a part of the high relief with Christ as the main figure in the centre of the Pediment, which is called a Fronton in French, and on either side of Christ you can see two archangels, with the one to the right depicting Saint Michel and Mary Magdalene kneeling in front looking up.

And this sculpture was completed in 1833 by Henri Lemaire, as he was known, and even though King Louis Philippe had asked for the model, the artist donated it to the museum of his home town of Valenciennes, which is where you can find many of his works, although he worked on many tourist attractions in Paris including The Louvre, Gare de Nord, Palais de Justice, etc.

South Facade Eglise De La Madeleine Paris

Yet we took this photograph from the intersection of the Rue Royale and the Boulevard de la Madeleine showing the entire front of the Eglise de la Madeleine with its Corinthian style columns supporting The Last Judgement elaborate top pediment, which was designed as a Greek Temple and provides an idea as to the size of the fronton known in French as Le Jugement Dernier, along with the colossal undertaking by artist Henri Lemaire.




Other statues and sculptures on Madeleine Church


  -  Saint Michel
  -  Saint Denis
  -  Sainte Anne
  -  Saint Charles de Borromee
  -  Saint Elisabeth
  -  Saint Ferdinand
  -  Saint Christine
  -  Saint Jerome
  -  Saint Jeanne de Valois
  -  Sainte Gregoire
  -  Saint Genevieve
  -  Saint Jean de Chrisostome
  -  Saint Marguerite d'Ecosse
  -  L'Ange Gardien
  -  Latin Dedication
  -  Saint Marc
  -  Saint Mathieu
  -  Saint Jean
  -  Saint Luke
  -  Saint Raphael
  -  Saint Agnes
  -  St Gregoire de Tours
  -  Sainte Agathe
  -  Saint Martin of Tours
  -  Sainte Helene
  -  Saint Francois de Sales
  -  Saint Adelaide
  -  Saint Irenee
  -  Sainte Cecile
  -  Saint Hilaire de Poitiers
  -  Saint Therese
  -  Saint Bernard
  -  Saint Gabriel

Related information

  -  Madeleine Square

Tourist attractions close by

  -  Maxim's museum
  -  Fauchon Shop
  -  Musee Pierre Marly
  -  Place de la Concorde
  -  Photos of Tuileries Garden


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