HD photographs of Triomphe de Silene statue group in Luxembourg Gardens - Page 343



We were within the famous former royal gardens called the Jardin du Luxembourg, which are located in the 6th Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing the statue group named Triomphe de Silene by the sculptor Aime Jules Dalou.

<<  Previous  341  342  343  344  345  346  347  348  349  350  Next  >>
Triomphe de Silene statue by Aime Jules Dalou
This first HD photo shows the bronze statue group called Triomphe de Silene, which translates in English to Triumph of Silenus, and this composition was based upon the God of Dance and the Wine press in Greek mythology and the drunken Silenis was also the companion of Dionysus, who was the God of Wine.
Triomphe de Silene statue in Luxembourg Gardens
Now as you can see in this image, the bronze statue group is actually located close to one of the perimeters of the Jardin du Luxembourg, and it is positioned in the western side of the garden near to the Orangerie, and to give you an even greater idea as to its location, the elegant apartment buildings you can see behind are on the Rue Guynemer.
Triomphe de Silene on stone base
You will actually find that the theme of drunken Silenus, who is always depicted as an older man with a pot belly and with a donkey surrounded by Satyrs, dates back hundreds and hundreds of years, and it was this theme that had been depicted in paintings by Flemish masters such as Rubens that inspired the sculptor to produce this masterpiece.
The bronze Triomphe de Silene statue group
So in this next photo you can see a close up showing Silenus being helped onto his donkey, and this was originally produced in plaster by the artist Aime Jules Dalou, who was born on 31st December 1838 and becoming a French sculptor, he is recognised as one of the most brilliant of the 19th century for his perception and realism within his works.
Triomphe de Silene statue group south side
And as you can tell from a completely different angle, there is so much happening, and so much detail for Le Triomphe de Silene, which was first exhibited in plaster at the Paris Salon des Champs-Elysees in 1885, and it was then acquired by the French state, under a ministerial decision dated 21st March 1894.
Triomphe de Silene statue group south east corner
It was then decided that the statue group Le Triomphe de Silene would be produced in bronze, and this was conducted by the Thiebaut foundry, prior to being assigned to the Luxembourg Gardens by an official order that was dated 5th April 1897.
God of Dance and the wine press statue
Again this is a different angle showing the weathered bronze statue group The Triumph of Silenus, which was put in place within the Jardin du Luxembourg in 1899, nine years after the Monument to Delecroix by the same French sculptor Aime Jules Dalou was installed within the gardens.
Satyr supporting god Silene
Yet this angle of the statue group shows another Satyr supporting the mythical Greek God Silene, which is also spelt Silenus or sometimes even Seilenos, and the composition is a height of 2.6 metres, not including the stone base.
Information plaque for Triomphe de Silene statue
So this image shows a close up of the plaque, which is located at the edge of the pathway next to the flowerbed, and this translates in English to; A pyramid tangle of human forms, Dalou represents the character of Silene (foster father of Dionysio, God of Vine and Wine) nude, drunk and staggering on his donkey.
Bronze statue group Triomphe de Silene
And this photograph shows another perspective with the bronze statue Le Triomphe de Silene positioned on the stone base that measures 2.3 metres square and sits in the middle of a beautiful flowerbed that has different flowers blooming in different seasons.
Back view of Triomphe de Silene statue
But this last image is taken looking at the back of the Triumph of Silene by Aime Jules Dalou, with the hind of the donkey and two of the Satyrs supporting Silenus, and this was taken as though you are looking east into the Jardin du Luxembourg.

<<  Previous  341  342  343  344  345  346  347  348  349  350  Next  >>

If you would like to use any of these photos for non commercial use we only ask that you please do include recognition to ourselves "eutouring.com", but if you are not sure with regards to usage, please contact us.

Address details



Jardin du Luxembourg, Rue de Medicis / Rue de Vaugirard, 75006, Paris, Ile de France, France

Opening times (dawn to dusk)
7:30/8:30am to 4:30/9:30pm

Palais du Luxembourg statues



Clock bas reliefs
La Paix
La Guerre
La Sagesse
La Justice
l'Eloquence
La Prudence

Famous women and Queen statues



Laure de Noves
Marie de Medicis
Marguerite d'Angouleme
Valentine de Milan
Anne de Beaujeu
Blanche of Castile
Anne d'Autriche
Anne de Bretagne
Marguerite de Provence
Sainte Clotilde
Sainte Bathilde
Berthe
La Reine Mathilde
Sainte Genevieve
Marie Queen of Scots
Jean d'Albret
Clemence Isaure
Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans
Louise de Savoie
Marguerite of Anjou

Monuments



Statue of Liberty
Scheurer Kestner
Henry Murger
Theodore de Banville
Etudiants morts dans la Resistance
Leconte de Lisle
George Sand
Stendhal
Le cri, l'ecrit
Eugene Delacroix
Eugene Delacroix statue
Eugene Delacroix water fountain
Ludvig Van Beethoven
Stefan Zweig
Paul Verlaine
Gabriel Vicaire
Edouard Branly
Jules Massenet
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
Jose Maria de Heredia
Ossip Zadkine
Antoine Watteau
La Comtesse de Segur
Louis Ratisbonne
Charles Baudelaire
Ferdinand Fabre
Pierre Mendes France
Frederic Le Play
Hommage aux esclaves des colonies francaises

Antique statues



Marius debout sur les ruines de Carthage
Calliope
Vulcain
Flore east
Diane a la Biche
Goddess of Love
Minerve a la Chouette
Junon, Reine du Ciel
Goddess of Flowers
Venus au Dauphin
David vainqueur de Goliath

Other statues



Le Lion de Nubie et sa Proie
Harde de Cerfs
Joies de la Famille
Archidamas
l'Hiver
l'Effort
La Messagere
Psyche sous l'emprise du mystere
Sainte Suzanne
La Femme aux Pommes
Le Silence
L'Acteur Grec
Faune Dansant
Il Dispetto
La Bocca Della Verita
Velleda
Le Marchand de Masques
Polyphemus
Lion
La Peinture
Enfants supportant une vasque

Orangerie busts



Jean-Francois Millet
Theodore Rousseau
Antoine Louis Barye
Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix
Jean Jacques Pradier
Jean Auguste Dominique
David d'Angers
Pierre Paul Prud'Hon
Francois Rude
Baron Antoine Gros

Related information



Map of Paris statues
Jardin du Luxembourg
Jardin du Luxembourg history
Jardin du Luxembourg map
Palais du Luxembourg
Palais du Luxembourg history
Palais du Luxembourg photos
Le Petit Luxembourg Palace
Le Petit Luxembourg Palace history
Musee du Luxembourg
Musee du Luxembourg history
Fontaine Medicis
Fontaine Medicis photos
Fontaine de Leda
Fontaine de Leda photos
Theatre des Marionnettes du Jardin du Luxembourg
Pavillon Davioud
Pavillon Davioud photos
Beehives photos
L’Orangerie du Jardin du Luxembourg
Orangerie photos
Rose garden
Flowers in Jardin du Luxembourg
250 year old orange tree
Historical tree

Transport options



Paris Metro lines 4, 12
Bus lines 21, 27
Bus line 38
Bus line 58
Bus lines 82, 83, 84, 89
Night bus line N14
Night bus line N21
Night bus line N122
RER Train line B

Attractions close by



Jardin des Grands Explorateurs
Place Edmond-Rostand
Francois Garnier monument
Marechal Ney monument
La Closerie des Lilas restaurant
Musee Zadkine
Musee Bible et Terre Sainte
Eglise Saint Joseph des Carmes
Maison d’Auguste Comte
Refectoire des Cordeliers
Square Paul Painleve
The Pantheon
Musee Curie
Musee du Service de Sante des Armees
Musee de Cluny
La Coupole Brasserie
Musee du Compagnonnage
Eglise Saint-Etienne-du-Mont