HD photographs of Venus the Goddess of Love statue on Aile de Marsan at Musee du Louvre - Page 416
This time we were within the Cour du Carrousel admiring the facade of the Aile de Marsan wing of the Musee du Louvre, when we took these high definition photos showing the statue of Venus, by Pierre Loison.
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So, this statue of Venus, is located on the second level of the Aile de Marsan facade of the former Palais du Louvre, which was sculpted in 1865 by Pierre Loison, and is located virtually in the middle and in line with the pediment called Legislation.
Now Pierre Loison was born in July 1816 and initially became a shoemakers apprentice, yet with his gift for carving, he obtained a scholarship to go to Paris, where he became a French sculptor, producing numerous different works for monumental buildings such as the Hotel de Ville, the Opera Garnier and no less than nine for The Louvre Museum.
And as we mentioned, this allegory statue depicts Venus, who is known as the Goddess of Love, and in Roman mythology Venus was the goddess of love, sex, beauty, and fertility, and is the counterpart to the Greek Goddess Aphrodite.
Yet this mythological goddess has also been referred to as the goddess of prostitution, and Julius Caesar even referred to her as his ancestor, and Venus has been captured in paintings and sculptures throughout the centuries, and is one of the most referenced deities of Greco-Roman mythology.
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