HD photographs of L'Homme Debout exhibition within Palais Royal gardens - Page 1178



While we were at the Palais Royal in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photos showing a contemporary art temporary installation called L'Homme Debout, which was sculpted by Chung Hyun.

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L'Homme Debout temporary art exhibition in Palais Royal gardens
This first HD photo shows a contemporary art sculpture group called L'Homme Debout, which in English translates to The Man Standing, and this was a temporary installation set within the garden of the Palais Royal during 2016, yet could be seen at the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud in 2017.
Wooden shapes of L'Homme Debout exhibition by Korean artist Chung Hyun
So here you can see several of the wooden sculptures that make up the entire work of art, which were designed by the artist Chung Hyun to represent the human form in a very basic sort of way, utilising old railroad tracks that had become obsolete.
Rows of L'Homme Debout contemporary art sculptures in Palais Royal gardens
Chung Hyun was born in Korea in 1956 and studied to become a sculptor in his home country, but also received a diploma from the Ecole National des Beaux Arts in Paris, where he resided for some time prior to returning to Korea, and having many solo exhibitions throughout his career, along the way he has also received many different awards for his works of art.
The Man Standing 2016 art exhibition at Palais Royal gardens
Normally utilising products that no longer have a purpose and are classed as waste he utilises wood, concrete, asphalt, mixed stone, etc, just like The Standing Man composition you can see in the above image that utilises old wooden railway sleepers, but this work also has meanings relating to man and the passage of time, history, hardships, endurance, etc.
Palais Royal temporary art exhibition L'Homme Debout
In fact, L'Homme Debout was made by Chung Hyun to commemorate the history of friendship between France and Korea, which was celebrating 130 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 2016, and this is why it was a temporary installation that very year at one of the major historical monuments in Paris, the gardens of the Palais Royal.
L'Homme Debout figures celebrating Korea and France relations by Chung Hyun
However, this photograph shows a close up of just two of The Standing Man sculptures designed to be abstract, showing the weathered and worn look of the old railway sleepers, to create basic coarse shapes of the human form that have been roughly cut to emphasise the symbolic power of the material used.
Railway sleepers of wooden contemporary art L'Homme Debout at Palais Royal
And as you can tell, this contemporary art work is in complete contrast to the formal layout of the Jardin du Palais Royal that was constructed in the 1600s, although this has been a place where many events have marked the history of Paris and France, which has also become a place of culture over the centuries.

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