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HD photographs of Le Calme statue on Pavillon Turgot at Musee du Louvre - Page 1028

While we were at the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photos showing a statue called Le Calme on the Pavillon Turgot, which was sculpted by Jean Marie Bonnassieux.

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Le Calme Statue On Pavillon Turgot At Musee Louvre

This first HD photo shows a statue called Le Calme, which in English translates to The Calm, and after an initial plaster model had been approved, as with all the other additional decorations that were sculpted for the former Palais du Louvre, this was then produced in stone and put in place in the 1850s during the major renovations of the palace.

Le Calme Statue By Sculptor Jean Marie Bonnassieux

Here you can see a close up photograph showing the detailing that went into producing Le Calme, which was by Jean Marie Bonnassieux who was born in 1810 and starting to produce religious wooden ornaments at a young age, he was admitted to the Ecole de Dessin in Lyon to study sculpture, winning many prizes, that then led him to enter the studio of Augustin Dumont.

From there, Jean Marie Bonnassieux was then admitted to the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and started to present works at the Salons for French artists, winning the Prix de Rome in 1836, which led to numerous public commissions, yet the majority of these were on a religious theme for churches, etc, being that he was a devout Catholic.

Pavillon Turgot Top Facade With Le Calme Statue

You can find statues by Jean Marie Bonnassieux on numerous tourist attractions all over France, with no doubt his most famous one being the statue of the Virgin Mary called the Statue de Notre-Dame de France, which is enormous and is located in Le Puy-en-Velay, however, he also received no less than eight different commissions for The Louvre, with the statue of The Calm, being one of these.

West Facade Of Pavillon Turgot With Its Statues

However, this image shows the entire facade of the Pavillon Turgot where the statue of The Calm is located, and as you can tell, this is positioned on the top left corner by the roof line of this wing, which can be seen for the courtyard of the Louvre Museum called the Cour du Carrousel, as the other facade of the Turgot Pavilion faces towards the Cour Napoleon.

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  -  Photos of Musee du Louvre
  -  Musee du Louvre
  -  Start of the Louvre museum

Tourist attractions close by

  -  Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
  -  Photos of Tuileries Garden
  -  Pont des Arts
  -  Joan of Arc statue
  -  Place de la Concorde
  -  Photos Pont Neuf
  -  Photos Square du Vert Galant
  -  Photos of Institut de France

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