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HD photographs of L'Air statue by Aristide Maillol in Jardin du Carrousel - Page 499

Again we were within the Jardin du Carrousel, which is a part of the famous Musee du Louvre located in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing the statue called L'Air, sculpted by Aristide Maillol.

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L'Air Statue By Aristide Maillol

This first HD photo shows the sculpture called Air, and it was back in 1938 that the city of Toulouse commissioned the famous artist Aristide Maillol to produce a statue dedicated to the people who lost their lives working for Aeropostale, which was the pioneering airmail service of the French postal service.

L'Air Monument Jardin Du Carrousel

Initially the style of the sculpture portraying a nude female was from an earlier composition Maillol had been working on, and then he made a plaster version based upon Dina Vierny, who was the model and muse of Aristide Maillol for the last ten years of his life.

But as you can see in this image, it is certainly not plaster, as this particular version at the Jardin du Carrousel of the Tuileries Gardens was cast in lead after he had passed away and now a part of the famous tourist attraction of the Musee du Louvre, it was donated to the city of Paris by Dina Vierny.

L'Air Statue Musee Du Louvre

And you will actually find the majority of later works produced by Maillol all evolved around the female form in an almost classical style and often nude, plus many like this one were depicted with their hair tied up in a bun, and this artist often referred to nature along with Greek mythology to relate to his works of art, and several of his later works can be seen in this dedicated area in the Jardin du Carrousel.

Statue L'Air Dedicated To Aeropostale Workers

So, this is one of a series of approximately six productions cast from the original that can be found in museums in different countries, and even though it is made of lead, the figure seems to be almost weightless only resting on the right hip and L'Air was one of the nature style compositions that Maillol produced with others being related to elements such as spring, river, etc.

L'Air Memorial Statue

Yet this photo shows a close up looking at the exquisite features and an almost subdued face as though the young woman is falling from the air, which is a reminder of the meaning behind the memorial sculpture, dedicated to all those that lost their lives for the Aeropostale airmail service from its pioneering days.

Information Plaque L'Air Statue

Now this last close up HD photograph shows the plaque located on the base of the statue, and as you can see it provides the years of birth and death for the artist, along with the name Air and when the original work was first started, plus underneath it states plomb, which is the French word for the material lead, however, this was not installed within the Tuileries Gardens until 1964.

Other Paris statues by Aristide Maillol

  -  1943 La Riviere statue
  -  Pomone Drapee statue
  -  La Nuit statue
  -  Monument a Cezanne statue
  -  La Baigneuse Drapee statue
  -  Les Trois Graces statue
  -  L'Action Enchainee statue
  -  Douleur statue
  -  Goddess of Spring statue
  -  Ile de France statue
  -  Monument aux Morts de Port Vendres
  -  L'Ete statue
  -  Venus the Goddess of Love statue
  -  Baigneuse Se Coiffant statue
  -  La Nymphe statue
  -  La Jeune Fille Allongee statue
  -  Pomone statue
  -  Montagne statue
  -  La Mediterranee Statue

Tourist attractions close by

  -  Musee du Louvre
  -  Photos of Tuileries Gardens
  -  Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
  -  Place des Pyramides

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