Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Dioscure

One of the most striking casts of the Louvre's collection is this huge Dioscuri from the Quirinal in Rome. The original work dates from the second century, after a Greek work from the 5th century B.C.

L'un des moulages les plus impressionnants du Louvre, c'est ce dioscure du Quirinal à Rome. L’œuvre originale date du IIè siecle, d'après une œuvre grecque du Vè siècle avant J.C.











22 comments:

William Kendall said...

That is such an amazing space, Ciel. These are stunning shots!

Sylvia K said...

Awesome!! Stunning shots they are indeed, Ciel!!

Michelle said...

Quite a figure :)

RedPat said...

I can't get over that space! It is perfect for this display.

LONDONLULU said...

Incredible to see these amazing works in such a beautiful, elegant space. So beautiful! I'm endlessly fascinated by anything ancient Rome:)

Randy said...

Beautiful shot and a very striking sculpture.

Bob Crowe said...

I don't remember this area. The heavy ceiling vaults suggest that it is a lower level. Perhaps it has not been open to the public for many years.

Dave said...

Beautiful vaulted ceiling, very dramatic......and France won again. They must be favourites for the Championship .

Stuart said...

That is an amazing sculpture... and a perfect place to exhibit it.

llandudnopictures said...

'Epic' looking statue... and photographs. You have captured him at his best!

Bergson said...

bel homme dirait Jack

Thérèse said...

Heureusement ce dioscure a trouvé un lieu d'exposition à sa taille.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love the arches in this building!

Lowell said...

Remind me again: these are stables? Our horses should live so good! And we're the "horse capitol of the world"! :)

What's really nice about this, also, is you don't need to go into Paris to look at some great pieces right there in your stable-museum!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The statues really give you the sense of the enormity of this space.

VP said...

Castor and Pollux? Great pictures of a very interesting place.

Tammie Lee said...

it is so amazing to see such huge gorgeous sculptures! thank you for sharing them. Architecture also is awesome.

cieldequimper said...

@ VP: I believe so.

Jack said...

What a great place. That first photo is a real lure for visitors!

Isn't it interesting that sculptors have been replicating this sculpture over the centuries.

Abraham Lincoln said...

An interesting space and architecture is great.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my the first image is really special Ciel, the arched space is so perfect for this collection.

Halcyon said...

I really like these. they're larger than life!