Lescot, Pierre

   Born in Paris, Pierre Lescot was descended from a noble family of the robe (bureaucracy). He studied architecture and mathematics and enjoyed friendships with humanists and poets. He gained the favor of the royal court at an early age and built a portion of the church of Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois (1541-44) in collaboration with jean goujon, who did the sculpture. Lescot is famous for having conceived, under the order of King francis i, the "new" louvre, with work continuing under henry II (southwest wing of the courtyard) until 1558. This work perfectly assimilates the Italian ornamental principles and motifs derived from antiquity. At the same time, the desire to adapt these models to the French tradition yielded an original style, characteristic of the French Renaissance. Also attributed to Lescot, in collaboration with Goujon, is the Fontaine des Innocents and the Ligneris mansion (Musée Carnavalet).

France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present . 1884.

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