HD photographs of the LHS Caryatid sculpture on the west facade of Pavillon Turgot - Page 524

Again we were at the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, but this time we were looking at the Pavillon Turgot and took these high definition photos showing one of the caryatid statues, which was sculpted by Pierre Jules Cavelier.

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LHS Caryatid sculpture west facade Pavillon Turgot
This first HD photo shows the statue of a female figure called a caryatid, which is spelt cariatide in French, and this particular one can be found on the left hand side of the window on the third level of the western side of Pavillon Turgot, and you can see this facade of the Palais du Louvre from the courtyard called the Cour du Carrousel.

But to give you more of an idea, a caryatid is actually a sculpted female figure that serves as an architectural support, which takes the place of a column or pillar, so the figure can support an entablature on her head.

They have been used to provide additional decoration to the facade of a building, but with a specific purpose, and these date as far back as the 6th century BC with the most famous early example being found in Athens, yet the architectural style was revived during the Renaissance and beyond.
Caryatid sculpture by Pierre Jules Cavelier
And this particular caryatid, along with the one located on the opposite side of the window were produced by Pierre Jules Cavelier who was born in Paris in the August of 1814, and the son of a painter, he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1831, being taught by the recognised French sculptor David d'Angers and winning the Prix de Rome in 1842.
Western facade Pavillon Turgot Louvre
So after his early successes, Pierre Jules Cavelier started to receive numerous commissions for embellishments to churches and other historical buildings including a very large number of orders for the Louvre palace, and awarded the Legion of Honour, he became a professor, yet continued working also producing statues and sculptures right up until he passed away in the January of 1894.

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