You are here: Art > Biography > French



  French architect. Unlike the other architects of the French Renaissance, Pierre Lescot was not from a line of masons but the son of a seigneur. His father, also Pierre Lescot, was sieur of Lissy en Brie and Clagny, not far from Versailles, seigneuries his son Pierre inherited.
  Franois I took him into his service, and appointed him architect in charge of the building projects at the Louvre, which transformed the old chteau into the palace that we know. Though Lescot was confirmed in his position after the king s death by his heir Henri II, and though he worked at the Louvre project until his death, only the west side and part of the south side were completed, comprising the present southwest wing of the Cour Carr, the Aile Lescot (Lescot Wing).
  His first achievements (1540-45) were the rood-screen in St-Germain-l Auxerrois, of which only some sculptures by Goujon have been saved and in Paris the Hôtel de Ligneris (1548-50, now the Muse Carnavalet].
  Lescot s career is so scantily documented it is not known whether he ever visited Italy, or whether his knowledge of Italian practice was derived through the architecture and engravings that issued from the School of Fontainebleau. All of Lescot s known works have sculptural decoration by Trebatti and by Jean Goujon, who collaborated with him at the Louvre.
Attic of the Façade of the Louvre
click to see full size image
See more details about "Attic of the Façade of the Louvre "

Pages :  1 


If you want write a review , you have to be registered. Login or Sign up / register

Also see ...

LEUTZE, Emanuel Gottlieb

LIBERI, Pietro


LIMOSIN, Léonard

LINARD, Jacques


 Translation  Spanish  German  French  Italian
 painter  pintor  maler  peintre  pittore
 painting  pintura  Anstrich  peinture  pittura
 paintings  pinturas  Anstriche  peintures  pitture
 biography  biografía  Biographie  biographie  biografia
 gallery  galería  Galerie  galerie  galleria