Friday, February 11, 2011


Francois Mansart (1598-1666) was a French architect, he introduced classicism into the French Baroque architecture. Since the 1620s he was highly recognized for his style and skills as an architect, but he was viewed as a stubborn and difficult perfectionist, tearing down his structures in order to start building them over again. I discovered this statue on the facade of the Louvre.

1 comment:

  1. Great capture, Vreni, and I love the statues along the Seine side of the Louvre.