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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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