HD photographs of Ile de France statue by Artist Aristide Maillol - Page 471

This time we were within the Jardin du Carrousel of the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos of a statue called Ile de France, which was sculpted by Aristide Maillol.

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Ile de France statue by Aristide Maillol
This first HD photo shows the statue made of bronze, that is located in an area of the Tuileries Gardens known as the Jardin du Carrousel, which was named this due to its location right by the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, which you can just make out a part of in the background behind the trees.
Bronze Ile de France statue at Jardin du Carrousel
But this next image shows the back of the woman holding a cloth, and originally the artist Arisitide Maillol had produced some practise sculptures, before embarking on this finalised composition that he named Ile de France, relating to the fertile land that surrounds the city of Paris.
Aristide Maillol Ile de France statue
And you will find that many of the statues produced by Maillol depict a female figure, often naked, and he felt that the female form showed beauty and harmony, just like nature, which is why he often related his sculptures to certain aspects such as River or La Riviere, Spring or Flore, which is Flora the Goddess of Spring and Flowers, La Mediterranee, referring to the Mediterranean, etc.
Front of Ile de France statue
Now this image again shows the front of the bronze statue, and if you look very carefully at the base in between the two feet, you may be able to make out the monogram that Aristide Maillol often used on his sculptures to sign his work, rather than writing his name.
Back of Ile de France statue
It was actually through his model and muse for the last ten years of his life, Dina Vierny, who donated these different statues to the city of Paris, and they were first installed within the Jardin des Tuileries back in 1964, with the area where they are located being revamped in 1995.
Left hand side of Ile de France statue
You will actually find that there are several casts of the same sculptures produced by Aristide Maillol that can be found scattered throughout the world, yet we also came across a statue in the Square Georges Cain, which looks so similar to the statue of Ile de France located in the Jardin du Carrousel, but apparently this was not by the same artist, although many people do get confused.
Right hand side of Ile de France statue
So Arisitide Maillol was actually born in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France in a town called Banyuls, yet went to Paris to study painting, but eventually he went into the art of sculptures, working in a classical form, but almost in an architectural style with stable forms.
Jardin du Carrousel and Ile de France statue
However, he spent his life going between his home town and his home and studio in Paris, which is why you have this statue called Ile de France and another statue relating to the Mediterranean.

Yet he retired back in Banyuls during World War II, which is where he died in a car accident at the age of 82, but his memory lives on and Dina Vierny also opened a museum in each location dedicated to this famous French sculptor who has inspired so many people over the years.

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