HD photographs of Science sculpture on Aile Lescot at Musee du Louvre - Page 915

We were again at the renowned Musee du Louvre located in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing a pediment sculpture by Jean Goujon.

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Science pediment sculpture, Aile Lescot, The Louvre
This first HD photo shows a very ornate and historical bas relief sculpture on the pediment of the attic section on the Aile Lescot, and this particular wing of the Palais du Louvre was named after the architect Pierre Lescot who designed and constructed this wing back in the 1500s.

Pierre Lescot worked with the French sculptor Jean Goujon on the Louvre project, having previously worked together for the Eglise Saint Germain l'Auxerrois, and this particular sculpture is in the French Renaissance style as an allegory depicting Science, which is the name of this relief.
French Renaissance Science sculpture by Jean Goujon
Now this next photo shows a close up of the bas relief called Science, which was produced by Jean Goujon, and it is presumed that he was born in Normandy around 1510, although the exacts details are unknown, yet he is first recorded as working at Saint-Maclou church in Rouen and then on the cathedral in the same city before arriving in Paris.

After working on the royal church opposite the Plais du Louvre that we mentioned earlier, and then working with Pierre Lescot on the Fontaine des Nymphes that was renamed the Fontaine des Innocents, Jean Goujon worked on the Palais du Louvre from 1555 through to 1562.

However, Jean Goujon was actually a Protestant, and so as to avoid the Wars of Religion he went to Italy, and was last recorded as working in Bologna at the latter part of 1563, but there was no other mention of him after this date, so his year of death, etc are also unknown, but at least his work can still be admired today, both on and within The Louvre.
Historical Aile Lescot E facade with Science sculpture
Yet here you can see the Aile Lescot facade with the top pediment depicting Science, which is located to the far right hand side of this wing next to the Pavillon de l'Horloge, and you can see this historical section of The Louvre from the courtyard called the Cour Carree.

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Aile Lescot, Cour Carree, The Louvre, 75001, Paris, Ile de France, France

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