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La Madeleine

After the fall of Napoleon, with the Catholic reaction during the Restoration, King Louis XVIII determined that the structure would be used as a church, dedicated to Mary Magdalene. Vignon died in 1828 before completing the project and was replaced by Jacques-Marie Huvé. A new competition was set up in 1828-29, to determine the design for sculptures for the pediment, a Last Judgment, in which Mary Magdalene knelt to intercede for the Damned; the winner was Philippe Joseph Henri Lemaire. The July Monarchy rededicated the monument of repentance for Revolution as a monument of national reconciliation, and the nave was vaulted in 1831. In 1837 it was briefly suggested that the building might best be utilized as a train station, but the building was finally consecrated as a church in 1842.

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Yiannis Pavlis17-Oct-2012 19:40
Wonderful light and texture.V
janescottcumming13-Oct-2012 19:16
A very beautiful capture of this lovely sculpture. V
Walter Otto Koenig13-Oct-2012 13:49
Very nice details and lighting. Nice feeling of depth. "V"
larose forest photos13-Oct-2012 13:47
This is remarkable. A fabulous sculpture and very well photographed. V
Nestor Derkach13-Oct-2012 13:10
The image is heavenly and tack sharp for the viewer to enjoy the detail of the La Madeleine.
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