Art@Site Aristide Maillol La Riviere

Aristide Maillol


La Riviere

Tuileries Gardens
The statue of Aristide Maillol La Riviere, is located very close to the Louvre museum in Paris, and this modern sculpture is one of several sculpted by this artist that are now located within the Jardin du Carrousel section of the Tuileries Gardens.
Now the name of this modern sculpture La Riviere translates to The River in English, and this is one of the most famous works produced by Aristide Maillol, which has been reproduced and cast in lead or bronze and placed in different museums throughout the world, and this particular one was placed within the Tuileries Gardens back in 1964, but was then moved to this area of the garden in 1995.
Here you can see the plaque that is located on the base of the Riviere statue, which was the last monumental sculpture Aristide Maillol produced in 1943 in lead, and it was designed to represent a woman falling and being held down by a raging river, but also relates to the feelings of despair that the artist had regarding World War II and the political unrest in his beloved country, France.