Friday, December 16, 2016

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux - Le Triomphe de Flore (The Triumph of Flora) 4.7.1970

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (11 May 1827 – 12 October 1875) was a French sculptor and painter during the Second Empire under Napoleon III.
He created the Le Triomphe de Flore (The Triumph of Flora). Which is at the South façade of the Pavillon de Flore, Louvre Palace, Paris.
Carpeaux’s first important public commission was to embellish the attic exterior of the Louvre’s Pavillon de Flore with a high relief of the Triumph of Flora, personifying the benefits of the goddess’s realm over spring and plants, and by implication, the benefits of life under the regime of the Second Empire. Numerous clay models of nubile young women led up to the final configuration in limestone.

Thank you Merja.

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