Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Apollon servi par les nymphes

Until now VDP has shown you casts of the Louvre Museum. This isn't a cast. It's an original marble sculpture from the palace gardens: Apollo attended by the nymphs, which we owe to sculptors François Girardon and Thomas Regnaudin. The resting Sun God is attended by the nymphs of the sea goddess Tethys. Like 'winter' which you saw recently on VDP, this original, replaced by a cast in the palace gardens, is now stored inside to avoid erosion. Below, 'the sun horses', by brothers Gaspard and Balthasar Marsy. You can see the copies of these masterpieces in the palace gardens by clicking here.


Jusqu'à présent, vous avez vu des moulages du Louvre. Ceci n'en est pas un. C'est une sculpture de marbre qui ornait les jardins du château jusqu'à ce qu'elle soit mise à l'abri des intempéries et remplacée à l'extérieur par une copie (comme "l'hiver" que vous avez vu récemment sur VDP). Œuvre de François Girardon et Thomas Regnaudin, elle représente le repos du dieu solaire auprès des nymphes de la déesse marine Téthys.
Ci-dessous, "les chevaux du soleil" par les frères Gaspard et Balthasar Marsy. Vous pouvez voir les copies de ces chefs-d’œuvre dans les jardins du château en cliquant ici.

19 comments:

William Kendall said...

Spectacular sculptures, Ciel. The attention to detail is remarkable.

Jack said...

This is exactly how I live. Constantly attended by nymphs. (In my dreams . . . )

LONDONLULU said...

LOL at Jack's comment:) What a breathtaking sculpture as seen in the first capture - I like the sense of stillness despite the moving stances.

Lowell said...

What a marvelous collection. They are gorgeous! Poor Jack is fantasizing. Again!

Sylvia K said...

These are awesome!! What an incredible collection indeed!! Ah, and yes, Jack is fantasizing again!! I love it!!

Randy said...

This place must have a big collection.

Bob Crowe said...

Wow, he's got a cushy job.

Olivier said...

Je suis d'accord avec Bob, j'echangerais bien mon job contre celui d'apollon

llandudnopictures said...

Now, THAT'S the way to bathe!

Stuart said...

I really like the idea of using casts in order to protect the originals. This original is quite spectacular.

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! What a party!

Bergson said...

ça rentre dans le cadre de l'égalité homme femme mis en place dans l''enseignement ?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The white marble is exquisite.. I loved revisiting the sun horses in the garden, such a delightful image Ciel.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh wow! these are so beautiful. Just to walk among them would be awesome. And of course the horses are exquisite. MB

RedPat said...

I'm glad they are safe inside!

VP said...

I have to see all of these!

Halcyon said...

Apollo seems to be popular with the ladies! ;-)

Thérèse said...

Il y a toujours tellement d'histoires derriere toutes ces sculptures!

Loree said...

It must be great to be the sun god :)