HD photographs of RHS Caryatids statues on Pavillon Richelieu - Page 747



We took these high definition photos showing a set of Caryatids on the Pavillon Richelieu of the Musee du Louvre, which were sculpted by Astyanax Scaevola Bosio.

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RHS caryatids sculptures on Pavillon Richelieu Paris
This first HD photo shows a set of two Caryatids, which is spelt Cariatides in French, and these are an ancient architectural aspect designed to support an entablature or pediment above, which are used to make a building look more decorative, rather than standard columns.

The oldest known caryatids date from ancient Greece with a set of caryatids dating from around 410 BC being on display in the Acropolis Museum in Athens, yet the set you can see here located on The Louvre were only put in place in 1857.
Pavillon Richelieu RHS caryatids by Astyanax Scaevola Bosio
You will find that Caryatids, or cariatides, are always depicted as women, and as you can see in this close up photograph, they are not normally ever exactly the same, so hence the artist, Astyanax Scaevola Bosio designed these with completely different clothes and faces.

Now talking of Astyanax Scaevola Bosio, he was born in Paris in 1793 to a family of artists with his father being a history painter, yet he chose to study under his uncle, Francois Joseph Bosio, to become a French sculptor, and often known as Bosio the Younger, he produced statues and sculptures for several tourist attractions around Paris including this and others for the former Palais du Louvre.
South top levels Pavillon Richelieu Musee du Louvre
But this photograph shows the ornate architecture on the facade of the Pavillon Richelieu, which is the central pavilion of the Louvre Museum that faces south into the courtyard called the Cour Napoleon.

So, to give you even more idea as to the location of this set of two caryatids, as you can see, there are four sets located on the third level of the Pavillon Richelieu, and the set we are talking about here by Astyanax Scaevola Bosio the Younger, are positioned on the far right hand side of the facade.

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