Ara Parrot - François Pompon - Bronze patina
This reproduction of a parrot ara is a casting of the original statue of the sculptor François Pompon exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Dijon.
Son of a cabinetmaker, François Pompon entered the Dijon School of Fine Arts after working in stone and wood in Saulieu to earn a living. He studies architecture and sculpture and acquires some rudiments of engraving. In 1874, he left for Paris and entered into relations with the entrepreneurs who transformed the Paris of the Second Empire.
He executed decorative figures and caryatids for the façade of the Hôtel de Ville and then joined Rodin as a practitioner where he stayed for fifteen years.
He had to wait until the age of 67 and the Salon of 1922 to achieve success with "l'ours blanc".
Known above all as an animal sculptor, he exalted the lyricism of light in the polish of the surfaces and the economy of detail.
After being kept in the Jardin des Plantes, the three hundred pieces bequeathed by F. Pompon were transferred definitively to Dijon, to the Musée des Beaux-Arts.
- Dimensions :
- 21,5 x 86 x 18,5 cm
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- Author :
- François POMPON (Saulieu 1855-