HD photographs of Venus Callipyge statue inside Jardin des Tuileries - Page 716

We were again in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris at the popular tourist attraction called the Jardin des Tuileries, when we took these high definition photos showing a statue called Venus Callipyge, which was sculpted by Francois Barois.

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Statue of Venus Callipyge by F Barois in Jardin des Tuileries
This first HD photo shows the statue of Venus Callipyge, which is one of the statues found within the Tuileries Gardens referred to as Apres l'Antique, or After the Antique that was sculpted by Francois Barois back in the 1600s.
Back of Venus Callipyge statue Jardin des Tuileries
Francois Barois was born in Paris in 1656 and studied to become a French sculptor, trying for the Colbert Prize, which became known as the Prix de Rome, but came in second place to Nicolas Coustou, however, he still managed to spend time at the French Academy in Rome.
Venus Callipyge statue Jardin des Tuileries south pond
Now it was actually during the reign of King Louis XIV that many different statues were commissioned for the Chateau de Versailles and between the years of 1683 and 1686, the artists studying in Rome were producing copies of original statues from the Farnese collection, which included this one of Venus Callipyge.
RHS of Venus Callipyge statue Tuileries Gardens
The original Venus Callipyge is an ancient Roman statue dating from the late 1st century BC, which is thought to have been a copy of an even earlier Greek statue, and when this was found in the 1500s, the head was missing, so it was restored to have Venus looking over her shoulder at her bear buttocks, and this was acquired by the Farnese family in 1594, which is now held in a museum in Naples.
Jardin des Tuileries south pond with Venus Callipyge statue
Yet getting back to this statue you can see at the head of a pond within the Jardin des Tuileries, this was completed in marble in 1686 and shipped to the Chateau de Versailles where she remained until 1695, when Venus Callipyge was then moved to the Chateau de Marly, but it was moved again from the Marly palace to the palace and gardens of the Tuileries in 1794.
Venus Callipyge statue by sculptor Francois Barois
Sometime the pose with Venus holding a drape up in one hand is referred to as Venus out of the bath, yet there is also an ancient story that relates to two sisters who used to argue over who had the figure, so hence why this statue looks over her shoulder, yet originally she was naked.
South side of Venus Callipyge statue
In fact, it was at a time when people were getting more prudish, and when the statue was to be moved from Chateau de Versailles to Marly, that it was decided the marble statue of Venus Callipyge should be adorned with some closes, so that the pose would not seem as erotic or startle modesty.
Jardin des Tuileries Venus Callipyge statue LHS
The addition of the clothes to adorn the elegant statue was executed by the French sculptor Jean Thierry who was born in 1669 and studied under Charles Antoine Coysevox and Nicolas Coustou, yet Jean Thierry spent many years in Spain working for King Philip V at his palace, and therefore did not have much of a career in France, although he returned to Lyon for his retirement, where he passed away in 1739.
Stone arena with Venus Callipyge statue
Now this photo shows a view looking over towards the Venus Callipyge statue, which is located on a pedestal in the centre of what is known as one of the two exedras within the Jardin des Tuileries, and these are the low curving walls that were designed by Jacques-Louis David in the late 1700s in order to be decorated with statues.
Front view of Venus Callipyge statue Tuileries Gardens
However, the marble statue was not always in this position, as it was placed by the facade of the former royal palace called the Palais du Tuileries, which has since been destroyed, and it was moved from there to inside the Musee du Louvre for safe keeping and preservation in 1874.
View over pond looking at Venus Callipyge statue
So, therefore the statue located within exedra and pond within the Grand Couvert area of the Jardin des Tuileries, is actually a cast of the original, which is spelt moulage in French, so people can still view this masterpiece for free within the gardens.
Exedra with Venus Callipyge statue
Yet the original marble statue of Venus Callipyge by Francois Barois was restored between the years of 2004 and 2006, so if you still wish to see this you can within an area called the Cour Marly of the Musee du Louvre, where there are also other historical statues taken from Chateau de Marly and placed within this famous tourist attraction in Paris.
Venus out of the Bath statue Jardin des Tuileries
So although this is a copy, or cast of the original by Francois Barois that had the additional marble drapery added by Jean Thierry, it is still an exact replica that stands on top of a pedestal and the statue itself is a life size height of 1.76 metres.
Jardin des Tuileries Grand Couvert with statue of Venus Callipyge
But this next photograph shows another angle of the Venus Callipyge statue within the exedra of the Grand Couvert, and this one, along with the other at the pond on the opposite side of the Grande Allee are the only remnants surviving from the French Revolution that were constructed by Jean Charles Moreau.
Exedra side statue south side Jardin des Tuileries
And this is one of the elements of the exedra designed by Jacques-Louis David in 1794 and executed by Jean Charles Moreau in 1799, which flanks the mythological theme of Venus Callipyge, and with one on the opposite side they look directly towards the centre and this cast of the original marble statue by Francois Barois.

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