Figurine for moulding and decorating The Polar Bear - Mako Moulages
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Figurine for moulding and decorating The Polar Bear - Mako Moulages

The White Bear is a statue of the animal sculptor François Pompon (1855-1933). Pompon opted for the simplification of forms in his sculptures from 1905. He smoothed out the surfaces and stripped his animal representations of all embellishments.
When a model of the Bear appeared at the Salon d'Automne ...
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€19.95

Characteristics

Museum :
Musée d'Orsay
Artist :
François Pompon (1855-1933)
Art movements :
20th century, 19th century
Age :
7/8 ans
Theme :
Animals
EAN :
3336729180493
Matière de l'article :
Platre
Model dimensions :
8 cm
Reference :
CJ400064

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The artist

François Pompon (1855-1933)

Son of a cabinetmaker, François Pompon entered the school of fine arts (Ecole des Beaux-Arts) of Dijon after having earned his living in Saulieu as a stone and wood worker. He studied architecture and sculpture and acquired basic knowledge in engraving.In 1874, he left for Paris and, thanks to contacts with contractors transforming Paris during the Second Empire, was able to produce decorative figures and caryatids for the façade of City Hall. For the next fifteen years, he worked as Rodin's assistant.It was only at the age of 67, with the 1922 Salon, that he attained success with the "White Bear".Especially known as a sculptor of animals, he exalted lyricism in light by polished surfaces with an economy of detail.After having been placed at the "Jardins des Plantes", the three hundred pieces bequeathed by F. Pompon were transferred to Dijon, at the Musée des Beaux-Arts.