Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Famous Parisians

Statues of famous Parisians, façade of the Hôtel de Ville, place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville, Paris
Statues of famous Parisians, façade of the Hôtel de Ville
Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville, 4e arrondissement
Paris, July 2011

See also: La Science - L’Art

“The central ceremonial doors under the clock are flanked by allegorical figures of Art, by Laurent Marqueste, and Science, by Jules Blanchard. Some 230 other sculptors were commissioned to produce 338 individual figures of famous Parisians on each facade, along with lions and other sculptural features. The sculptors included prominent academicians like Ernest-Eugène Hiolle and Henri Chapu, but easily the most famous was Auguste Rodin. Rodin produced the figure of the 18th-century mathematician Jean le Rond d'Alembert, finished in 1882.”
(Hôtel de Ville, Wikipedia)

3 comments:

Lowell said...

There it is! The symmetry, the colors, the building itself: perfect.

cieldequimper said...

14 juillet ?

VP said...

ciel - 15!