Sculpture Sol et Colombe, Paris

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  • In the 16th arrondissement, 9 place D'iéna, this sculpture is implanted on the square of the Palais d'iena where since 1959 the "social and environmental economic Council", which since June 2018, as part of a reform, has taken the name of " Forum of the Republic ". This building classified to the historical monuments has its page on T.A. where the presence with photos of this sculpture is also mentioned. Currently, all the Bay Windows and the entrance door of the "Forum of the Republic" are obstructed by wooden panels, certainly due to work... The bronze sculpture, titled "Sol et Colombe" or "the birth of thought", is laid on a star-shaped granite base resting on a solid Earth covered with white marble pebbles. It represents a couple back to back separated by two columns. The seated man holds in his left hand the sphere of knowledge and in his right the baton of righteousness. As for the woman, she shows from the index of her right hand the mosaic panels integrated in the rotunde façade of the building of the "Forum of the Republic". This work created in 1992 is due to the native sculptor of golf Juan martial Raysse. Contemporary art. You can come by metro line 6, station "Boissière" or lines 6, 9 station "Trocadero" or line 9 station "Alma Marceau".
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  • This bronze sculpture set, which dates from 1992, is located in front of the building of the economic and Social Council, "Palais D'iéna" in the 16th arrondissement. He represents a young girl standing and a young man seated, who are back to back. This sculpture is placed in the Centre of a plain earth covered with white marble pebbles and rests on a black granite base in the form of an eight-pointed star. The young man holds the baton of Justice and the ball of knowledge, while the girl, in "antique" outfit, points the finger at the mosaics of the EESC façade, made in 1992. They represent the fundamental elements: our land, origin of mankind, the first three digits and the three elementary forms (triangle, circle and square), the three Republican values "freedom equality and brotherhood" and finally " Hope ". The sculptor martial Raysse (born in 1936 on the Cote d'Azur), wants to valorize the instruction of the society in the Republican values. He is the founder of the "new realists" movement he is also a film director on societal themes. He is very eclectic in his work productions, using all the materials available. In this sculpture, he reunites with the "classic allegorical representative" which is an interesting work. It is accessible by metro station "Jena" line n ° 9.
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