HD photographs of Archimedes sculpture on Aile Lescot at Musee du Louvre - Page 996



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

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Archimedes sculpture, Aile Lescot, The Louvre, Paris
Archimedes, spelt Archimede in French, was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, astrologer and inventor who was born around 287 BC, and is recognised for several different things including geometrical theorems like ascertaining the surface area and volume of a sphere, plus certain aspects have been named after him including the Archimedes Principle and the Archimedes Screw, with aspects of this still used today, and hence why he is portrayed with different instruments.
Historical Archimedes sculpture by Jean Goujon
In fact one story from antiquity was how the King asked Archimedes to find out through equations whether the goldsmith had added silver to his crown, rather than it being of solid gold, plus he purportedly constructed a heat ray to burn ships that were attacking the city, so this is why, with what we mentioned above, Archimedes has been depicted in art throughout the centuries, just like you can see in this bas relief sculpted on a historical facade of the former Palais du Louvre.
Aile Lescot 3rd floor Archimedes sculpture
However, this photograph shows the top right hand section of the Aile Lescot with all its ornate relief sculptures, which were all produced by Jean Goujon, who is thought to have been born in Normandy in around 1510, and working with the architect Pierre Lescot, he produced numerous bas reliefs, some of which, like those originally on the Fountain of the Innocents, are now held within the Louvre Museum for preservation.
East facade Aile Lescot with Archimedes sculpture
Yet here you can see the entire right hand side section of the Aile Lescot, which can be seen from the courtyard of The Louvre called the Cour Carree, and located next to the Pavillon de l'Horloge, the relief sculpture of Archimedes is positioned to the left hand side of the window on the third level of the wing below the pediment.

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