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HD photographs of Narcisse statue on Aile Nord at Musee du Louvre - Page 582

We were again within the Cour Carree courtyard of the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing the statue called Narcisse on the Aile Nord, which was sculpted by Paul Dubois.

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Narcisse Statue On Musee Du Louvre Aile Nord

This first HD photo shows the statue of Narcisse situated within a niche on the Aile Nord, which in English translates to the North Wing, and this is located within the courtyard of the former Palais du Louvre called the Cour Carree, and this particular statue is located on the first level, third from the left hand side.

Now Narcisse translates in English to Narcissus, and in Greek mythology Narcissus was a hunter known for his beauty, and according to myth he starved to death from lack of water and food, as he would not stop staring at his own reflection. And this is where the word narcissism come from, relating to a person who is fixated on themselves and their physical appearance.

Narcisse Statue By Paul Dubois

So this next image shows a close up of the Narcisse or Narcissus statue, which was produced by Paul Dubois who was born in 1829, and although he initially started studying law, but turned his focus to sculpture, with his first work exhibited under the name of Dubois-Pigalle in recognition for his admiration of his great uncle, who was the French sculptor Jean-Baptiste Pigalle.

Paul Dubais entered the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1858 and went to Rome to further his studies, which is where he first produced a plaster version of Narcisse, and after presenting this at the 1863 Paris Salon it was purchased by the French state, and he went on to produce a marble version, which is held within the musee d'Orsay, and the second marble statue of Narcissus is the one you can see on The Louvre facade.

Yet there are numerous different works by Paul Dubois that can be found in public places and museums throughout France and also on or within several tourist attractions around Paris, such as the Petit Palais and the Palais Garnier Opera House from a prolific career both as a sculptor and portrait painter, right through to passing away in 1905.

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