HD photographs of L'Art du Moyen Age statue at the Grand Palais - Page 595

We were again at the impressive Grand Palais, which is located in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris, and we took these high definition photos showing the statue called L'Art du Moyen Age that was sculpted by Edgar Boutry.

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L'Art du Moyen Age statue Grand Palais
When you look at the main eastern facade of the Grand Palais, you will see that there are two colonnades, one on each side of the entrance, and in between the pillars there are different statues designed as allegories that represent art.

So this first HD photo shows the statue called L'Art du Moyen Age, which in English translates to The Art of the Middle Ages, and this is one of four representing French art through the ages.
Grand Palais eastern colonnade L'Art du Moyen Age
Now this particular statue of The Art of the Middle Ages was made of stone and put in place for when the Grand Palais was inaugurated at the 1900 Universal Exposition, or World Fair, which was at the same time as the other tourist attractions in Paris called the Petit Palais and the Pont Alexandre III were also inaugurated.

And there were numerous artists who were commissioned for different embellishments on this impressive building that has now been classified as an historical monument, and this particular statue of L'Art du Moyen Age was produced by Edgar Boutry.
L'Art du Moyen Age statue by Edgar Boutry
So this last photo shows a close up of the allegorical statue, which can be found on the right hand side colonnade of the Grand Palais, and you can see the detailing that went into sculpting this, by Edgar Boutry, who was born in Lille in 1857, initially studying in his home town to become a French sculptor, before entering the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.

He was a runner up in the Prix de Rome in 1885, but won the coveted prize in 1887, which then led to Edgar Boutry receiving numerous commissions for public works, including a relief on the facade of the Natural History Museum and of course this statue, yet the majority of his works, especially memorial statues and monuments, can be found in Nord-Pas-de-Calais region.

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