HD photographs of God Apollo statue on Palais Royal - Page 1166



While we were at the Palais Royal in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photos showing a statue called Les Arts, or sometimes Apollon, which was sculpted by Augustine Pajou.

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Apollon or Les Arts statue, Palais Royal, Paris
Located on the facade of the Palais Royal, this first HD photo shows an allegorical statue called Les Arts, that was designed to depict the arts, however, it is also sometimes referred to as Apollon, which in English translates to the Apollo, who is Greek and Roman God in mythology often depicted with a musical instrument called a lyre, and he became the patron of music and arts.
God Apollo statue by French sculptor Augustine Pajou
So this photograph shows a close up of the God Apollo depicted as a young handsome man, yet also known as The Arts, you can see the detailing that went into producing this, which was by Augustin Pajou, who was born in Paris in 1730 and studying under Jean Baptiste Lemoyne to become a sculptor, he won the Prix de Rome in 1748.
Les Arts or Apollon statue on Palais Royal balustrade
Now the above image shows the statue positioned by the balustrade of the Palais Royal, and this was sculpted in stone between the years of 1767 and 1769 by Augustin Pajou, who became the official sculptor for King Louis XV, and he also produced many other statues and sculptures for tourist attraction is Paris including others for the Palais Royal.
Palais Royal North facade and God Apollo statue
However, here you can see the entire left hand side section of the Palais Royal facade, now home to the Conseil d'Etat, or Council of the State in English, that we took from within the inner courtyard, and this faces not only onto the Cour d'Honneur where we were standing, but also towards the garden of the former royal palace.

And this particular Apollon statue or Les Arts statue is located to the far right hand side of this wing, and Augustin Pajou also produced the other three during the same period of time, which were all starting to be restored as of 2001 and were completed a few years later by professional specialist restoration sculptors under the direction of the chief architect for historical monuments.

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