HD photographs of Homer sculpture on Aile Lemercier at Musee du Louvre - Page 1044



Again we were in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris at the famous Musee du Louvre, when we took these high definition photos showing a bas relief depicting Homer, which was sculpted by Antoine Denis Chaudet.

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Homer sculpture, Aile Lemercier, The Louvre, Paris
This first HD photo shows a bas relief depicting Homer, who in Greek mythology and literature was reportedly the author of two epic poems called the Iliad and the Odyssey and from antiquity these have inspire many different works in art, literature and music.
Homer sculpture by Antoine Denis Chaudet
In art Homer is often depicted as playing a musical instrument called a lyre, and in mythology and ancient writings he was reportedly blind, so in this close up photograph you can see that the artist Antoine Denis Chaudet has depicted the sculpture in this way, for the Aile Lemercier of the former Palais du Louvre.
Aile Lemercier top facade with Homer sculpture
Here you can see a top section of the Aile Lemercier and all of these sculptures were produced by Antooine Denis Chaudet who was born in Paris in 1763 and studying to become a French sculptor, he won the Prix de Rome in 1784, which meant he could further his studies in Rome, and upon his return received many public commissions.

Antoine Denis Chaudet originally produced a statue of Napoleon for the Colonne Vendome but was replaced decades later, plus he was appointed a Professor at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, however, this post along with his career was short lived, as he died months later in 1810 at the young age of 47, but some works of his are now held within the Louvre Museum.
East facade of Aile Lemercier and bas reliefs at The Louvre
But if you do not get a chance to go into The Louvre, you can still admire this bas relief of Homer from the courtyard called the Cour Carree, and as you can tell, this is positioned to the far right hand side of the Aile Lemercier wing below the pediment to the left of the window on the third level.

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