HD photographs of Genie de l'etude lisant sculpture on Aile Lescot at Musee du Louvre - Page 1010

While admiring the Aile Lescot wing of the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photos showing a sculpture called Genie de l'etude lisant, which was produced by Jean Goujon.

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Genie de l'etude Lisant sculpture, Aile Lescot, The Louvre
This first HD photo shows a bas relief sculpture called Genie de l'etude lisant, which was produced between the years of 1556 to 1562 for the new extension to the Palais du Louvre called the Aile Lescot, and when generally translated into English this means Genius of study reading.
Genie de l'etude Lisant sculpture by Jean Goujon
Along with the other sculptures on this historical wing of The Louvre, you can see the detailing that went into sculpting this, which was by Jean Goujon who worked in a classical and Renaissance style, being classified as sculptor to the King while working alongside the architect Pierre Lescot, and some of his works, like the reliefs originally on the fountain designed for the arrival of King Henri II in Paris, are now preserved within the Louvre Museum.
Top of Aile Lescot and Genie de l'etude Lisant left of window
We mentioned earlier that Jean Goulon produced all of the unique sculptures on this wing of the Palais du Louvre, and you can see the bas relief, or low relief in English, of Genie de l'etude lisant positioned to the left hand side of the window below the pediment, yet Jean Goujon stopped working on this famous tourist attraction when he went to Italy in late 1562 to avoid the Wars of Religion, due to the fact that he was a Protestant.
The Louvre Aile Lescot East facade with Genie de l'etude Lisant sculpture
So it is while you are within the courtyard of The Louvre called the Cour Carree that you will be able to see the historical Aile Lescot that was named after its architect, and this photograph shows the right hand side section next to the Pavillon de l'Horloge, which will take you through a passage to the Cour Napoleon where the main entrance of the museum is located.

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Aile Lescot, Cour Carree, The Louvre, 75001, Paris, Ile de France, France

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