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"The Honour Roll" - Cour de Louvre Sculptures Mosaic | by Istvan
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"The Honour Roll" - Cour de Louvre Sculptures Mosaic

This mosaic is based on the sculptures running around between the first-floor-windows of the Pyramide court of the Louvre, Paris, including Richeliu-, Sully- and Denon-wings of the building. The hall of fame consists of characters coming mainly from the XVIIth century (poets, writers, philosophers, artists, sculptors, painters, architects, politicians etc.). First I thought I would eliminate the differences between the original photos - later I didn't change them but just cropped and resized - the change of colour & tone reflects appropriately the time I spent with taking them (approx. 15 minutes; however, postwork including editing, identifying, even tagging took me weeks later) and due to the direction of the evening sunlight even the symmetry of the U-form space, as well.


1. Gregoire de Tours, 2. François Rabelais, 3. François de Malherbe, 4. Abailard (without his beloved Héloïse this time - apparently no woman among the sculptures), 5. Jean-Baptiste Colbert, 6. Jules Mazarin, 7. Buffon, 8. Jean Froissart, 9. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 10. Montesquieu


11. Mathieu Mole, 12. Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, 13. Samuel Bernard, 14. Jean de La Bruyère, 15. Suger (Suger de Saint-Denis), 16. Jacques-Auguste de Thou, 17. Louis Bourdaloue, 18. Jean Racine, 19. [Voltaire, covered, unidentifiable], 20. Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet


21. Nicolas de Condorcet, 22. Denis Papin, 23. Sully, 24. Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, 25. Antoine Lavoisier, 26. Michel-Richard de Lalande, 27. François Michel Le Tellier de Louvois, 28. Saint Simon, 29. Jean de Joinville, 30. Esprit Fléchier


31. Philippe de Commynes, 32. Jacques Amyot, 33. Pierre Mignard, 34. Jean Baptiste Massillon, 35. Du Cerceau, 36. Jean Goujon, 37. Claude Lorrain, 38. Gretry, 39. Jean-François Regnard, 40. Jacques Coeur


41. Marigny, 42. André Chénier, 43. Keller, 44. Antoine Coysevox, 45. Jean Cousin, 46. André Le Nôtre, 47. Clodion, 48. Germain Pilon, 49. Ange-Jacques Gabriel, 50. Antoine Lepautre


51. L'Hôpital, 52. Jacques Lemercier, 53. René Descartes, 54. Ambroise Paré, 55. Richelieu, 56. Michel de Montaigne, 57. Jean Antoine Houdon, 58. Étienne Dupérac, 59. Jean de Brosse, 60. Jean-Dominique Cassini


61. Henri François D'Aguesseau, 62. Jules Hardouin Mansart, 63. Nicolas Poussin, 64. Gérard Audran, 65. Jacques Sarazin, 66. Nicolas Coustou, 67. Eustache Lesueur, 68. Claude Perrault, 69. Thibault de Champagne, 70. Pierre Puget


This is my contribution to the French 14th of July on one hand, and on the other hand after this I will return to my earlier routine, and, unlike during the last month and previous 124 uploads, I will also put up photos taken at different places than Paris from now on.


See my blog for further details in Hungarian, and also some further images on some elements of the above mosaic here.



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Taken on June 11, 2008