Ile de France - Banyuls sur Mer, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 42° 28.867 E 003° 07.814
31T E 510704 N 4703203
Quick Description: This nude female statue is situated on the esplanade of Banyuls sur Mer next to the Tourist Information Office in Espace Maillol, near to beach Fontaulé.
Location: Occitanie, France
Date Posted: 9/22/2014 4:25:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMMHF5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 7

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 standing girl with no arms was sculpted in 1925 and entitled "Ile de France". There is a small plaque on the ground in front of the statue.
"Ile de France"
1925
Aristide MAILLOL
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Ile de France

Figure Type: Human

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

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1/1/1925

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Espace Maillol

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