Hippopotamus - François Pompon

Hippopotamus - François Pompon

Reproduction in resin patinated by hand. Mold made from a print of the original work on display at musée d'Orsay.

It is thanks to the prolonged study of the hippos of the Jardin des Plantes that the artist Pompon managed to capture the very essence of this animal. The sculpture is purified to the maximum ...
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€220

Characteristics

Dimensions :
14,5 x 22 x 6 cm
Material of the original work :
Bronze
Material :
Resin
Entretien :
Ne pas exposer à une source de chaleur directe. Nettoyage : chiffon doux et sec
Museum :
Musée d'Orsay
EAN :
3336727448052
Matière de l'article :
Résine patinée à la main
Reference :
RF005938

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Museum of Conservation :
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

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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.