HD photographs of La Peinture sculpture on Palais de Chaillot - Page 789



We were again in the 16th Arrondissement at the Palais de Chaillot, when we took these high definition photos showing a bas relief sculpture called La Peinture, which was produced by Elie-Jean Vezien.

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La Peinture sculpture Palais de Chaillot NE wing
This first HD photo shows the entire sculpture of La Peinture, which in English translates to The Panter, and this is located on the north east facade of the Palais de Chaillot, which can be seen from the Jardins du Trocadero.

You can see that there are several different figures in this bas relief composition, with the painter himself being in the centre holding paint brushes and looking towards the female figure he is aiming to paint, yet there are smaller other models located at the bottom of this sculpture.
La Peinture sculpture by Elie-Jean Vezien
Yet this next photograph shows how the painter is looking at the female figure as if studying how he is going to paint her, yet you can also see a word in between these two, which is actually the Greek word Kallos, and this means Beauty in English, so hence he is reminded of how the painter can capture her beauty in his work.
Beaded male face La Peinture sculpture
However, this close up image shows a male face, yet underneath this, almost hidden by the bottom plinth of La Peinture bas relief you can see the surname of the artist that produced this sculpture, which is Elie-Jean Vezien who was born in Marseille in 1890.

Initially Elie-Jean Vezien studied engraving in his home town, then enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts before being able to get a bursary, otherwise known as a grant, so that he could further his studies in Paris, although he was called up for service during World War I, but after the war continued his studies to become a French sculptor.

Elie-Jean Vezien produced many bas relief sculptures including this one of The Painter, but also many monuments dedicated to specific people and statues, especially religious ones like Saints, with several to be found within his home town of Marseille.

Although, he was also an accomplished medallist and it was during World War II that Elie-Jean Vezien won the competition for the design of the 10 and 20 Franc coins for the French Mint, and with a career lasting decades before retiring, he passed away in in Marseille in 1982.

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