Strong Women

These caryatids—sculpted female figures serving as architectural support —are high above the street level on Rue de Provence and support the balcony of the second floor. Although this building does not have the architect’s name or date of construction, one would guess that this building was designed late 19th or early 20th century. You can see the Greek art and architectural influence has been felt for centuries.

The caryatids are by Édouard Lormier (1847-1919). He specialized in evocative works of the Art Deco era and is best known for his figures of beautiful women in flowing drapes.

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