HD photographs of the Plastic Arts sculpture on the Grand Palais - Page 519



Again we were at the Palais de la Decouverte part of the Grand Palais in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing a statue called Plastic Arts, which was sculpted by Andre Allar.

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Plastic Arts Sculpture By Andre Allar
This first HD photo shows a close up of the Plastic Arts statue, which in French is called Les Arts Plastiques, and this is an allegory depicting a female figure holding two pieces of art, which was commissioned for the Grand Palais in readiness for the 1900 World Fair in Paris.
Plastic Arts sculpture with bas relief
And Les Arts Plastiques was commissioned to the French sculptor Andre Joseph Allar depicting a female figure with two young children, and is a very similar theme to the statue on the opposite side of the facade that holds the entrance to the Palais de la Decouverte.
Bas relief on Grand Palais western facade
Yet this next photograph shows the bas relief that is surmounted above the allegorical statue, which was also sculpted by Andre Joseph Allar who was born in the August of 1845, and after first starting to study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Marseille, he moved to Paris and studied under Eugene Guillaume, winning the Prix de Rome in 1869.
Pedestal of the Plastic Arts sculpture
This led to Andre Allar receiving public commissions for numerous different works, many of which can be found in Marseille including monuments and ornamental fountains.

Yet there are different statues in Paris you can discover, along with bas reliefs and caryatids on famous tourist attractions like this one all produced by this successful French sculptor who unfortunately died in an accident in 1926 after falling while he was working on scaffolding in his home town of Toulon.
Grand Palais west facade with Plastic Arts sculpture
Now this last image shows the whole statue of Plastic Arts with the bas relief above and the shield style emblem below, and as you can tell, this is located on the right hand side of the entrance to the Palais de la Decouverte.

And this is the western facade of the Grand Palais Palais that runs along the Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 8th Arrondissement, and the statue is right by the beautiful and unusual garden called the Jardin de la Nouvelle France.

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