La Jeune Fille Allongee - Banyuls sur Mer, France
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N 42° 28.804 E 003° 08.041
31T E 511014 N 4703087
Quick Description: This nude female statue is situated on the esplanande of Banyuls sur Mer opposite the marina.
Location: Occitanie, France
Date Posted: 9/22/2014 10:23:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMMHCM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 3

Long Description:
The statue was sculpted by local sculptor Aristide Maillol (December 8, 1861 – September 27, 1944).

Maillol studied art in Paris and in his early years worked in tapestry design and opened his own workshop. However in the early 20th Century he changed his interest to sculpting in Bronze.

The subject of nearly all of Maillol's mature work is the female body, treated with a classical emphasis on stable forms. The figurative style of his large bronzes is perceived as an important precursor to the greater simplifications of Henry Moore. link

This sculpture, showing a young girl lying on her side was sculpted in 1921 and entitled "La Jeune Fille Allongee" ("Young Girl Lying"). It was placed at this spot on 1st November 1994 and has the following plaque next to it.
"LA JEUNE FILLE ALLONGEE"

A. MAILLOL - 1921


INAUGURÉE EN PRESCENCE DE

BERNARD BONNET PREFET DES PYRENEES-ORIENTALES

CAMILLE CABANA
ANCIEN MINISTRE REPRESENTANT MR J. CHIRAC MAIRE DE PARIS

RENÉ MARQUES SENATEUR-PRESIDENT DU CONSEIL GENERAL

JEAN REDE MAIRE DE BANYULS SUR MER
VICE-PRESIDENT DU CONSEIL GENERAL

SCULPTURE ÉRIGÉE EN PRÉSCENCE DE DINA VIERNY

LE 4 NOVEMBRE 1994
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: La Jeune Fille Allongee

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Aristide Maillol

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 11/4/1994

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Not listed

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