HD photographs of Euclide sculpture on Aile Lescot at Musee du Louvre - Page 963

We were in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris at the Musee du Louvre, when we took these high definition photos showing a sculpture called Euclide, which was produced by Jean Goujon.

Paris Statues

- <<  Previous  961  962  963  964  965  966  967  968  969  970  Next  >>
Euclide sculpture, Aile Lescot, The Louvre, Paris
This first HD photo shows one of the historical ornate sculptures called Euclide, spelt Euclid in English, that is located on the Aile Lescot, which is a wing of the Palais du Louvre that was constructed in the 1500s and named after the architect who designed this extension to the royal palace.
1500s Euclide sculpture by Jean Goujon
So here you can see a close up photograph depicting Euclid holding a compass, as he was a Greek mathematician born in around 300 BC, and sometimes referred to as Euclid of Alexandria, he is classed as the Father of Geometry, with a work called Elements being an influential work within the history of mathematics that was used for teaching geometry up until approximately the end of the 19th century.
Top facade Aile Lescot with sculpture Euclide
Now this particular relief sculpture along with the others you can see on this section of the Aile Lescot were all produced by Jean Goujon who is thought to have been born in Normandy around 1510, and shortly after arriving in Paris he became sculptor to King Henri II of France.

And although he was imprisoned at one point during his career, which is thought to have been for religious reasons being that he was a Huguenot, he was the choice of the architect for The Louvre to produce all the sculptural decorations on this historical wing, yet he left France in 1562 and the last records of Jean Goujon were in Bologna Italy in 1563.
Right side East facade of historical Aile Lescot, The Louvre
However, here you can see the entire right hand section of the Lescot facade, which can be seen from the courtyard of the Louvre Museum called the Cour Carree, located right next to the Pavillon de l'Horloge, and you can tell, the Euclide relief sculpture is positioned on the third level to the right hand side of the window below the pediment.

Paris Statues - <<  Previous  961  962  963  964  965  966  967  968  969  970  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 Lescot, Cour Carree, The Louvre, 75001, Paris, Ile de France, France

Other Aile Lescot statues

La Sculpture
Prince of Troy

Other Aile Lescot sculptures

Paix ou Abondance
Deux Victoires couronnant le chiffre du roi
God of War
Prisonnier I
Prisonnier II
Goddess of war
Genie de l'etude lisant
Genie de l'etude ecrivant

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

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