Augustin Pajou: royal sculptor, 1730-1809
James David Draper, Augustin Pajou, Guilhem Scherf, Musée du Louvre, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 16 mar 1998 - 431 sidor
This groundbreaking publication is the first major study of the French Neoclassical sculptor Augustin Pajou (1730-1809) in almost a century, and the only one in English. It accompanies a major exhibition that opened in October 1997 at the Musee du Louvre, Paris, and arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in February 1998.
Pajou is little known outside his native land, but his work merits the same attention as that of his painter contemporaries Fragonard and David. Here Pajou's sculpture is discussed and illustrated in depth, and a detailed picture is provided of the artistic, courtly, and aristocratic milieu in which he was active.
This fresh examination of the 18th-century French intellectual world concentrates on the beginnings of Neoclassicism and explores the philosophical and scientific underpinnings of the Enlightenment. It will appeal not only to art historians but also to those interested in social and cultural history.
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Augustin Pajou: royal sculptor, 1730-1809Användarrecension - Book Verdict
After about two centuries, English-speaking lovers of French Neoclassicism finally can revel in the sculpture of Augustin Pajou. Curators Draper (Metropolitan Museum of Art) and Scherf (Musee du Louvre) have created this comprehensive exhibition catalog to accompany a showing of more than 120 works at both museums. Pajou's life spanned from the time of kings through the French Revolution, and this exhibition catalog gives us insight into the full range of his work. Pajou was skilled as a sculptor and as a draftsman, and he sought balance between the classic Greco-Roman ideal and the psychological realism of his subjects. Perhaps this is why he was in the employ of royalty as well as the intelligentsia. During his lifetime, much attention was focused deservedly on the sculpted portraits. But Pajou's mythic subjects, such as "Psyche Abandoned" or "Pluto Keeping Cerberus in Chains," tell the story of the day as well. Owing to its singularity in representing the artist and its description of Neoclassicism and French history, this book is recommended for both specialty and larger public libraries.--Nadine Dalton Speidel, Cuyahoga Cty. P.L., Cleveland
Citizens and Kings: Portraits in the Age of Revolution, 1760-1830
Fragmentarisk förhandsgranskning - 2007
For Pajou by james davld draper
Architecture cat 2950 75
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