|       Home       |       Paris Tourist Attractions       |       Paris Museums       |       Paris Entertainment       |       Paris Restaurants       |       Paris Images       |
Related Information

Paris Tourist Map
Additional Information

Paris Landmarks
Paris Monuments
Paris Statues
Paris Churches
Paris Bridges
Paris Squares
Paris Gardens
Paris Tours
Paris Fountains
Paris Transport Systems
Paris History
Video Library
Holiday Travel Guides

Taking a holiday in Paris
Emergency Number 112
EHIC Health Insurance Card
Travel Documents
Driving in France
Police in Paris
French food delicacies
About Us

Linking to us
Contact us
Google Plus image divider Facebook image divider Twitter image divider Wordpress image divider Flickr

Blogger image divider Pinterest image divider Tumblr image divider Deviantart image divider Linkedin
French National Holidays In France

HD photographs of the RHS Caryatid sculpture on the south facade of Pavillon Colbert - Page 596

This time we were admiring the architecture on the Pavillon Colbert of the Musee du Louvre, which is the famous tourist attraction in Paris, and we took these high definition photos of a caryatid sculpted by Nicolas Victor Vilain.

[ Map of Paris Statues ]

<<  Previous  586  587  588  589  590  591  592  593  594  595  596  597  598  599  600  Next  >>

RHS Caryatid Sculpture Pavillon Colbert

Now a caryatid is an architectural support designed as an ornate female figure to replace a column or pillar, and unfortunately these do not normally have specific names, but as you can tell from this first HD photo, they are elegant and have different poses to support an entablature.

Also, as you can tell, this is located on the right hand side of a dormer window on the upper level of the Pavillon Colbert, and this facade of the former Palais du Louvre can be seen from the Cour Napoleon courtyard in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris.

RHS Caryatid Sculpture By Nicolas Victor Vilain

Yet this next photograph shows a closer view of the caryatid, spelt cariatide in French, and the detailing that went into producing this, which was by Nicolas Victor Vilain who was born in Paris in 1818 and entered the Ecole des Beaux Arts to become a French sculptor.

In 1838 he won the Prix de Rome and upon his return from the Villa Medici in Italy, he presented several works at the Paris Salons, which led to numerous public commissions for different statues and embellishments around the city, when Paris was being transformed under Napoleon III.

And not only did he produce this particular caryatid, but Nicolas Victor Vilain also produced the one on the opposite side plus the pediment above, along with two statues for the series of famous men that are positioned on the facades of the Musee du Louvre.

But he also worked on many other tourist attractions in Paris, including several churches, the Tour Saint Jacques, the Pont des Invalides, etc having a successful career still sculpting until the late 1870s, also being awarded the Legion of Honour.

Related information

  -  Photos of Musee du Louvre
  -  Musee du Louvre
  -  Start of the Louvre museum

If you would like to use any of these photos for non commercial use we only ask that you please do include recognition to ourselves "eutouring.com", but if you are not sure with regards to usage, please contact us.

Copyright © www.eutouring.com All Rights Reserved