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(Opéra de Lyon)

Huit muses

Eight Muses

Various sculptors
1862

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Description

The Opéra de Lyon was built in 1831 by Antoine-Marie Chenavard and Jean-Marie Pollet, it was totally restructured and expanded between 1989 and 1993 by Jean Nouvel. The architectural project was awarded the Prix de l'Equerre d'Argent du Moniteur in 1993.

On top of the old façade stand eight statues of muses - Urania, the muse of astronomy, is not included.

Lyon - Huit muses

Erato
Muse of love poetry
Sculpted by François-Félix Roubaud

Lyon - Huit muses

Clio
Muse of history
Sculpted by Jean-Marie Bonnassieux

Lyon - Huit muses

Euterpe
Muse of music, song, and lyric poetry
Sculpted by Joseph-Hugues Fabisch

Lyon - Huit muses

Melpomène / Melpomene
Muse of tragedy
Sculpted by Jean-Marie Bonnassieux

Lyon - Huit muses

Thalie / Thalia
Muse of comedy
Sculpted by Guillaume Bonnet

Lyon - Huit muses

Calliope
Muse of epic poetry
Sculpted by Guillaume Bonnet

Lyon - Huit muses

Polymnie / Polyhymnia
Muse of hymns Sculpted by Joseph-Hugues Fabisch

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Terpsichore
Muse of dance
Sculpted by François-Félix Roubaud

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Bonnet, Guillaume
  • Calliope
  • Clio
  • Erato
  • Euterpe
  • Fabisch, Joseph-Hugues
  • Melpomene
  • Muse
  • Polyhymnia
  • Roubaud l'aîné, François-Félix
  • Terpsichore
  • Thalia
  • Location (N 45°46'3" - E 4°50'10")

    Item Code: frra127; Photograph: 12 August 2018
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