Statue de Marie de Medicis, Paris

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The Medici Fountain is a monumental fountain in the Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th arrondissement in Paris. It was built in about 1630 by Marie de' Medici, the widow of King Henry IV of France and regent of King Louis XIII of France. It was moved to its present location and extensively rebuilt in 1864-66.
The period between the regency of Catherine de' Medici in France (1559–1589) and that of Marie de' Medici (1610–1642) saw a great flourishing of the Italian mannerist style in France, A community of artists from Florence, including the sculptor Francesco Bordoni, who helped design the statue of King Henry IV of France built on the Pont Neuf, and fountain technician Thomas Francini, who had worked on fountains in the new gardens of the Medici villas in Florence and Rome, found eager royal patrons in France. Soon features of the Italian Renaissance garden, such as elaborate fountains and the grotto, a simulated cave decorated with sculpture, appeared in the first Gardens of the French Renaissance at Fontainebleau and other royal residences.
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  • Looking closely at this statue, especially the face, it is really an exceptional work of art despite the fact that I find that it has an authoritarian eye with a large nose. In terms of terms, it is number 26. I want to make it clear that her clothes are superb but also that she was queen of France and Navarre from 1600 to 1610. In my opinion, it is a remarkable work of art and it is quite normal that this magnificent work exists in this garden because it is this queen who with her big nose, is the origin of this magnificent garden and moreover this garden is the most extensive in Paris. The visual is very pretty, plus he's a French sculptor, it's sublime, pretty and superb.
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  • I found this statue to be the most discolored and in need of repair within the group of 20 depicting French queens and famous women that stands in the Luxembourg Gardens. I also found it to be the mos...  more »
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