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The nymph of Fontainebleau; bronze bas-relief by Benvenuto Cellini preserved at the Louvre Museum, Paris

The nymph of Fontainebleau; bronze bas-relief by Benvenuto Cellini preserved at the Louvre Museum, Paris


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The nymph of Fontainebleau; bronze bas-relief by Benvenuto Cellini preserved at the Louvre Museum, Paris

The nymph of Fontainebleau; bronze bas-relief by Benvenuto Cellini preserved at the Louvre Museum, Paris France Paris, Louvre Museum Low Relief, Basrelief Mannerism, Renaissance-Baroque styles and periods, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1908. Date of Artwork:1543-1544. Artist:Cellini Benvenuto (1500-1571)

Alinari, Fratelli
ACA-F-022344-0000

Media ID 33118642

© Alinari Archives, Florence

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The Nymph of Fontainebleau - A Timeless Bronze Bas-Relief by Benvenuto Cellini

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. In this photograph, we are transported to the Louvre Museum in Paris, where a remarkable bronze bas-relief by the renowned artist Benvenuto Cellini takes center stage. The artwork, titled "The Nymph of Fontainebleau" is an exquisite example of Mannerism and Renaissance-Baroque styles that flourished during Europe's first and second millennia. Captured in 1908 by Alinari Fratelli, this print allows us to appreciate the intricate details and masterful craftsmanship of Cellini's creation. Dating back to 1543-1544, it showcases his exceptional talent as a sculptor during the Italian Renaissance period. As our eyes explore the bas-relief, we encounter a mesmerizing scene filled with mythological symbolism. A stunning female figure stands gracefully amidst a lush forest backdrop – her flowing hairdo and fashionable attire reflecting both elegance and divine beauty. With every curve meticulously carved into bronze, she embodies gracefulness and sensuality. Surrounding her are terrestrial creatures – an elk and wild boar – which add depth to the narrative while emphasizing nature's harmony with humanity. This minor divinity represents an enchanting link between Greco-Roman mythology and European culture. Cellini's masterpiece effortlessly combines classical influences with innovative artistic techniques, showcasing his mastery over metalwork. It serves as a testament to his enduring legacy within art history. This photograph not only captures an extraordinary artwork but also invites us to delve into centuries past when mythologies thrived alongside human creativity. As we gaze upon "The Nymph of Fontainebleau" let us marvel at its timeless allure preserved within the hallowed halls of the Louvre Museum for generations to come.

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