The pouting child - Carpeaux

The pouting child - Carpeaux

Of modest origin, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux had a difficult youth.
Admitted in 1844 at the school of fine arts (Ecole des Beaux-Arts) in Paris, he entered Rude's studio in 1846.

He was noticed by Napoleon III and commissions soon followed, namely "The Dance", a group for the façade of the Opera as well ...
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Dimensions :
27 x 16 x 12 cm
Material of the original work :
Terre cuite
Artist :
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875)
Material :
Maintenance :
Ne pas exposer à une source de chaleur directe. Nettoyage : chiffon doux et sec
Museum :
Musée d'Orsay
Theme :
Art movement :
19th century
Reference :


Original work kept at :
Paris, Musée d'Orsay

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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).