Black Panther - François Pompon

Black Panther - François Pompon

Reproduction patinated by hand. Mold made from an imprint of the original work exhibited at the Louvre.
Observer of animals at the Jardin des Plantes Zoo, François Pompon was able to transcribe their movements by eliminating the characteristic modeling of his master and employer, Auguste Rodin. The tapered ...
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Characteristics

Material :
Resin
Big size
Reference :
RF005877
Small size
Reference :
RF006151

Editor

Publisher :
Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais

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.

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