The mischievous - Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

The mischievous - Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

Reproduction in plaster with a hand patina of the bust of the mischievous Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, cast from the original exhibited at the Petit Palais, Museum of Fine Arts of the city of Paris.

Variant of the bust of Anna Foucart, crowned with a vine leaf. This bust was edited in marble and bronze plaster. ...
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Dimensions :
49 x 27 x 24 cm
Material of the original work :
Material :
Entretien :
Nepas exposer à une source de chaleur directe. Nettoyage : chiffon doux et sec
Museum :
Musée du Louvre
Matière de l'article :
Plâtre patiné à la main
Reference :


Museum of Conservation :
Paris, Musée d'Orsay
Author :
J.B. Carpeaux (1827-1875)

The artist

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875)

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, son of a mason and a lacemaker from Valenciennes, built an exceptional destiny closely linked to the "imperial feast" of Napoleon III's reign. The one who stood out sharply in the artistic world of his time is also one of the most perfect incarnations of the cursed artist's romantic idea: by the brevity and dazzling nature of his career, concentrated over a period of fifteen years, by the violence and passion of relentless hard work on the subjects he chose or commissioned (the Pavillon de Flore du Louvre, La Danse pour l'opéra de Charles Garnier).