Saturday, July 20, 2013

Charles Garnier

Bust of Charles Garnier by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Palais Garnier, rue Auber, Paris
Detail of the monument to Charles Garnier by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
Palais Garnier, rue Auber, 9e arrondissement
Paris, July 2004

See also: Monument to Garnier

“Back in Paris, Garnier received few private commissions but accepted several municipal posts including that of architect of the fifth and sixth arrondissemnets. In 1861 Garnier entered and won the competition for the new Paris opera house. His design reflected the aspirations of the Second Empire with its rich coloring and decoration. From his studies of Roman pageantry, Garnier had developed a great sense of occasion and drama which when coupled with a logical floor plan was used to good effect in the opera. It quickly became known as the ‘Style Napoleon III.’”
(Charles Garnier, Great Buildings)


黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I like the story about this man !

cieldequimper said...

I have a few busts today too... :-)

This one is very nice.