HD photographs of Aristarque statue on Aile Lemercier at Musee du Louvre - Page 924



While we were in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris at the Musee du Louvre, we took these high definition photos showing a statue called Aristarque, which was initially sculpted by Georges Diebolt and finished by Louis Merley.

<<  Previous  921  922  923  924  925  926  927  928  929  930  Next  >>
Aristarque statue, Aile Lemercier, Musee du Louvre, Paris
This first HD photo shows the statue of Aristarque and in English this is spelt Aristarchus, and this was designed to depict Aristarchus of Samos whose dates of birth and death were around 310 - 230 BC and he was an ancient Greek mathematician and astronomer who first conceived the idea with drawings and a model, etc that the sun was the fixed centre of the universe and the earth moved around it.

Although his theories were often rejected for others that were incorrect, Aristarchis of Samos also theorised that other stars were suns, the universe was far larger than people before him believed, plus he even managed to put the planets in their correct order as the distance from the sun.
Marble Aristarque statue by Georges Diebolt
Now when the Palais du Louvre was being restored and completely transformed hundred of additional embellishments were added, and each sculptor had to produce a plaster model, which had to be accepted by the architects, prior to a stone or marble statue being executed.

And it was Georges Diebolt who was born in 1816 that was commissioned for this particular marble statue of Aristarque, and he was a highly regarded sculptor with a prolific, yet short career, as unfortunately he died at the young age of only 45.

Therefore the Aristarchis statue was completed by Louis Merley, who was born in 1815, and although a sculptor, he is most well recognised as being a medallist and engraver producing coins for the French mint along with different medals.
East facade Aile Lemercier and Aristarque statue
So here you can see the Aristarque statue located within a niche on the ground floor of the Aile Lemercier facade, and when you are looking at this wing from the courtyard of the Louvre Museum called the Cour Carree, you will see that this was put in place in 1866 as the third statue from the left hand side.

<<  Previous  921  922  923  924  925  926  927  928  929  930  Next  >>

If you would like to use any of these photos for non commercial use we only ask that you please do include recognition to ourselves "eutouring.com", but if you are not sure with regards to usage, please contact us.

Address details



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

Other Aile Lemercier statues



L'Orfevrerie
La Ceramique
La Douceur
Cleopatra
Le Fleuve de la vie

Other Aile Lemercier sculptures



Poesie Epique
Virgile
Amour
Guerre
Homer
Victoire et Abondance
Minerva
Nile
Danube
Hercules
La Loi, Thucydide et d'Herodote
Numa
Incas
Isis
Moses

Related information



Map of Paris statues
Musee du Louvre
Musee du Louvre photos
Musee du Louvre access
Musee du Louvre history
Louvre from Fortress to Palace

Attractions at The Louvre



Musee des Arts Decoratifs
Musee de la Publicite
Musee de la Mode et du Textile
Ateliers du Carrousel Art Workshops
Jardin des Tuileries map
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel photos
King Louis XIV Statue
Army aircraft flyby

Louvre cafes and restaurants



LouLou
Cafe Marly
Cafe Grand Louvre
Cafe Mollien
Cafe Richelieu Angelina
Cafes de la Pyramide
Comptoir du Louvre
Cafe Reale Italian Restaurant
Kiosque Paul Takeaway

Transport options



Paris Metro lines 1, 7, 8, 12, 13
Bus lines 21, 24, 27
Bus line 39
Bus lines 42, 48
Bus line 58
Bus lines 67, 68, 69
Bus lines 70, 72, 73, 74
Bus lines 81, 84, 85
Bus line 95
Night bus line N01
Night bus lines N11, N12, N13, N15, N16
Night bus line N24
RER Train line C
Water bus service

Attractions close by



Louvre des Antiquaires
Monument de l'Amiral Gaspard de Coligny
Square Michel Caldagues
Pont des Arts
River Seine
Pont du Carrousel
Douleur statue
Joan Arc golden statue
Angelina Tearoom
Institut de France
Musee en Herbe
Pont Neuf
Square du Vert Galant
Place de la Concorde
Musee d’Orsay
Colonne Vendome
Musee des Monnaies, Medailles et Antiques
Au Pied de Cochon restaurant
Tour Saint-Jacques
La Conciergerie
Notre Dame de Paris