HD photographs of Le Genie de la France sculpture on Aile Nord at Musee du Louvre - Page 761



We were within the Cour Carree of the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing the sculpture called Le Genie de la France, which was sculpted by Claude Ramey.

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Le Genie de la France Aile Nord Musee du Louvre
This first HD photo shows a relief sculpture called Le Genie de la France, which in English translates to the Genius of France, however, this also has an exceedingly long name of Le Genie de la France, sous les traits de Napoleon Ier, evoque Minerve, Mercure, la Paix et la Legislation pour qu'elles succedent a Mars et a l'appareil guerrier que la Victoire a rendu inutile.
Le Genie de la France by artist Claude Ramey
Now this relief roughly translates as The Genius of France, under Napoleon traits evokes Minerva, Mercury, Peace and Legislation for they succeed to Mars and warriors then the Victory is rendered useless, and was sculpted back in 1811.

So, the central figure was designed to represent the Genius of France and to the left you have the Goddess Minerva, Mercury, Peace and Legislation, yet to the right you can see the God Mars depicted as a warrior.
Pediment Genius of France sculpture Aile Nord
This particular pediment sculpture of Le Genie de la France was produced by Claude Ramey who was born in Dijon in 1754 and initially studied in his home city before going to Paris, and while there he won the Prix de Rome, which meant he could further his studies at the Villa Medici in Rome.

Upon his return, Claude Ramey was given several different public commissions for sculptures and reliefs on famous tourist attractions in Paris such as the Vendome Column, the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and this one at The Louvre called Le Genie de la France, plus he was elected to the section for sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts at the Institut de France.

Claude Ramey had a long successful career before passing away in 1838 at the age of 83, but he also had a son, Jules Ramey, who followed in his footsteps to also become a renowned French sculptor.
South facade Aile Nord Musee du Louvre
However this photo shows where the pediment sculpture of Le Genie de la France, sous les traits de Napoleon Ier, evoque Minerve, Mercure, la Paix et la Legislation pour qu'elles succedent a Mars et a l'appareil guerrier que la Victoire a rendu inutile, is located.

And this is on the Aile Nord of the Musee du Louvre that faces into the courtyard called the Cour Carree, and positioned in the centre of the wing, this is the side next to the Rue de Rivoli, hence the northern direction and the name Aile Nord.

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