HD photographs of Enlevement d'Europeon sculpture on Aile de Flore - Page 772

While at the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photos showing a pediment sculpture called Enlevement d'Europeon, which was sculpted by Camille Demesmay.

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Enlevement d'Europeon sculpture on Aile de Flore wing
This first HD photo shows a top pediment on the Aile de Flore, which in French is known as a Fronton, and the sculpture within it is called Enlevement d'Europeon, which in English generally translates as the Rape of Europa or Abduction of Europa.
Enlevement d'Europeon sculpture by Camille Demesmay
So, this close up photo shows the detail within the sculpture that shows a female figure and a bull, and in Greek mythology, Europa was the mother of King Minos of Crete, yet in a Cretan story she mounted a tame white bull, which was actually the God Zeus in disguise, who ended up abducting Europa to either seduce or ravish her.

Now this was sculpted by Camille Demesmay who was born in Besancon in 1815 and initially studied to gain a law degree in order to follow in his fathers footsteps, yet also studied art and sculpture, which is what he ended up pursuing as a career, rather than law.

Camille Demesnay was commissioned for different bas relief sculptures along with statues on the former Palais du Louvre during its renovation and Enlevement d'Europeon was one of these, plus he produced numerous busts and even became a professor of the School of Fine Arts in his home town, eventually also becoming a curator of the museum there.
Aile de Flore pediment sculpture Enlevement d'Europeon
Yet here you can see the entire pediment sculpture showing the Abduction of Europa above a window and by the roof line of the Aile de Flore, yet to be even more precise, if you are standing in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum called the Cour du Carrousel, this would be the third pediment from the left hand side on the facade of this long wing.

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Address details

Aile de Flore, Carrousel, The Louvre, 75001, Paris, Ile de France, France

Other Aile de Flore statues

Goddess of Magic
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RHS lioness Porte Jaujard
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Le Lutteur
Le Frondeur
The Etruscan Warrior
Greek Warrior
Gate of Lions
Le Laboureur
Le Fluteur
Goddess of dancing

Other Aile de Flore window sculptures

1st window pediment
1st window LHS Diane
1st window LHS bas relief
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1st window RHS Diane
2nd window La Gloire
2nd window LHS Groupe d'Animaux
2nd window LHS bas relief
2nd window RHS bas relief
2nd window RHS Groupe d'Animaux
3rd window LHS bas relief
3rd window RHS Europe
3rd window RHS Groupe d'Animaux
4th window L'Histoire
4th window LHS Groups of Animals
4th window LHS bas relief
4th window RHS bas relief
4th window RHS Groups of Animals
5th window pediment
5th window LHS Fleuves
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6th window pediment
6th window LHS bas relief
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7th window La Force
7th window LHS bas relief
7th window RHS bas relief
7th window RHS Groupe d’animaux
8th window La Victoire
8th window LHS La Vigilance
8th window RHS The Peace
8th window RHS La Prevoyance

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