Tuesday, February 25, 2014

André Le Nôtre

Bust of André Le Nôtre by Antoine Coysevox, Tuileries Garden, Paris
Bust of André Le Nôtre by Antoine Coysevox
Tuileries Garden, 1er arrondissement
Paris, July 2012

“The monument lists André Le Nôtre greatest works. He Transformed the gardens of the Tuileries Palace, first laid out in the mid 176th century, into a grand formal garden that stretches between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde, opened to the public in 1667. Since the 19th century, it has been a primary place for Parisians to gather to relax and celebrate. I don't know when this monument was installed near the entrance by the Place de la Concorde, but it appears to be fairly modern. The bust was clearly made after an earlier sculpted commemorative portrait of Le Nôtre by Antoine Coysevox.”
(André Le Nôtre Monument in Paris, Public Art and Memory)


cieldequimper said...

That guy was everywhere, when I went to the exhibition at the palace, I was surprised to see that he had travelled quite extensively in Europe and designed gardens in several cities, including London and Berlin (though apparently he did not travel to Greenwich...)

Aaron Levai said...

And what's about Greenwich Park ??????