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HD photographs of Bacchus sculpture on Aile Lescot at Musee du Louvre - Page 978

While we were in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris looking at the historical facades of the Musee du Louvre from the Cour Caree, we took these high definition photos showing a sculpture called Bacchus, which was produced by Jean Goujon.

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Bacchus Sculpture By Jean Goujon

This first HD photo shows a statue style sculpture on the facade of the Aile Lescot, which was designed to represent Bacchus, who was the God of Wine and Vines in Roman mythology and in Greek mythology his counterpart would be Dionysus, which is how this particular god came about.

According to myth, Bacchus was the child of Jupiter who was taught by Silenus and he wandered the world for many years teaching people how to grow vines, which is why you can see the allegorical aspect of grapes and grape vine leaves within the relief sculpture.

Bacchus Sculpture Aile Lescot Musee Louvre

The Aile Lescot is a very historical wing of the Palais du Louvre that was constructed in the 1500s, and it was the sculptor Jean Goujon who was employed to produce all the ornate detailing you can see on its facade.

So as you can see in this photograph, the relief sculpture of Bacchus is positioned to the left of a window, which is on the third level below the left hand side pediment as you are looking at the facade from the courtyard of The Louvre called the Cour Carree, and this entire section was all produced by Jean Goujon between the years of 1556 through to 1562.

But little is known about this French sculptor, although it is thought that Jean Goujon was born in the Normandy region of France in around 1510, yet he is documented as having worked on the royal parish church of the Eglise Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois and on the Fontain des Innocents prior to the Louvre Palace, yet he was last recorded in 1563 in Bologna, Italy where he went to avoid religious conflicts.

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