Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux: sculpture of Flora (Chloris)

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Roman Goddess Flora (Le Printemps) by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, marble sculpture side view

Side view of marble sculpture ‘Le Printemps’ (Goddess Flora, Greek Goddess Chloris) by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes, northern France

The marble sculpture of Roman Goddess Flora (Greek equivalent: Chloris), by the French sculptor and painter Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, shows the side view of the fertility goddess, whose festival, the Floralia, symbolizes the renewal of the cycle of life, seasons, drinking and flowers. This spring festival has its origins in 240 BC.

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