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  • Le Petit Palais - Eagle holding a heron - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Newsletter Eagle holding a heron Antoine Louis Barye Paris 1795 Paris 1875 Between 1857 and 1875 Patinated plaster and wax 32 x 34 x 28 cm Barye is one of the great sculptors of the Romantic generation He was responsible for the renewal of the undeniably popular genre of animal sculpture His eye for the animal kingdom reflects the taste of Romantic artists for movement violence the spectacular and the exotic The Menagerie of the Natural History Museum which he often visited with Delacroix provided them with living models They also dissected animal corpses to gain a better understanding of their anatomy The appearance of art bronze manufacturers circa 1830 facilitated mass production at affordable prices of animals of all sizes as ornaments for middle class interiors This work lies at the heart of the creative process for one of these bronzes Wax was added to a plaster model to provide volume and a mould was made from this work to cast the final bronze The dark patina of Eagle holding a heron camouflages the joins in the plaster and gives the illusion of bronze The collector Jacques Zoubaloff who donated many of Barye s pieces held at the Petit

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  • Le Petit Palais - A Parisian Woman - petitpalais.paris.fr
    livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter A Parisian Woman Emile Chatrousse Paris 1829 Paris 1896 1876 patinated plaster 147 x 55 x 62 cm In 1876 Chatrousse exhibited his Parisian Woman This was one of the first sculptural representations on a large scale of a contemporary unknown woman Rather than a portrait the artist has created a type like Gavarni a young woman dressed in the latest fashions holding a bunch of lilac Although sculptors under the Third Republic tended to depict working class subjects the Petit Palais owns a bread seller plying her trade in the streets of Paris by Jules Coutan the late 19th century demonstrated a marked enthusiasm for Parisian society ladies These are often very lively statuettes by Gauguin Caro Delvaille or Dejean for example echoing contemporary prints and paintings which were largely devoted to this lively mischievous and elegant figure who was the archetype of femininity The genre reached its peak in 1900 Maureau Vauthier s monumental Parisian Woman dressed in a straight skirt bolero and evening coat dominated the entrance to the Universal Exhibition on

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  • Le Petit Palais - Recumbent Bacchante - petitpalais.paris.fr
    visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Recumbent Bacchante Jean Baptiste Clesinger known as Auguste Clesinger Besançon 1814 Paris 1883 1848 Marble 56 x 200 x 82 cm At the Salon of 1847 Woman stung by a snake Musée d Orsay by the young Clésinger caused an outrage The critics attacked the work both on moral and technical grounds The indecency of the subject a naked woman contorting on a bed of roses a snaked wrapped around her wrist is in fact enhanced by the exaggeratedly realistic treatment of the flesh allegedly inspired by a life size cast of the generous contours of Apollinie Sabatier a famous demi mondaine friend of the Romantic artists To give the lie to this accusation by late 1847 Clésinger had sculpted this Recumbent Bacchante a slightly larger than life size version of the Woman bitten by a snake The work which was exhibited at the Salon of 1848 drew the following comment from Théophile Gautier the novelist and art critic close to Mme Sabatier it is a pure orgiastic frenzy the wild haired Maenad is winding herself around the feet of Bacchus the father of freedom and joy A powerful spasm of happiness causes the young woman s ample bosom to swell giving prominence to gleaming breasts He rounded off his article by calling it one of the most beautiful pieces of modern sculpture The term modern may seem surprising to us today it no doubt describes the sculptor s realistic approach and the exaggeration of the twisting movement characteristic of Romanticism The Bacchante was awarded a First Class medal and earned the sculptor the title of Chevalier de la Légion d honneur although the critics were not unanimous in their praise When it was exhibited at the Universal Exhibition in 1851 the English jury denounced

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  • Le Petit Palais - Lazare Hoche - petitpalais.paris.fr
    17th century Renaissance The Western Christian World The Eastern Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Lazare Hoche Aimé Jules Dalou Paris 1838 Paris 1902 After 1906 Bronze H 72 3 cm Marks Inscriptions Hall marks CIRE PERDUE A A HÉBRARD

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  • Le Petit Palais - Peasant’s head - petitpalais.paris.fr
    The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Peasant s head Aimé Jules Dalou Paris 1838 Paris 1902 Study 1894 Terracotta 40 x 24 x 26 cm Dalou s modest origins as the son of an artisan and his left wing political convictions could explain the sculptor s early interest in depicting the working class Since the 1850s Realist novelists painters engravers or photographers had chosen the urban working class population as a subject for study with the intention of providing a truer image of the world around them Between 1888 and 1896 Dalou worked during his spare time without having received any commission on a preliminary version of his Monument to the workers which was never seen in public He used some of his studies for the bas reliefs of the Monument to Alphand inaugurated in 1899 on the avenue Foch which represents the earthworks and construction activity in Paris The many studies for the Monument to the workers are drawn partly from scenes observed by Dalou and transcribed in the studio from memory or from his sketchbooks At this stage neither the faces nor the clothes or agricultural techniques are very precise Dalou would probably not have emphasised the picturesque or narrative aspects Some elements were studied in greater depth The surprising Head of a peasant in which every last wrinkle is depicted was undoubtedly sketched from a model posing in his studio These lifelike sketches came to light when they were exhibited in 1905 in the Dalou Gallery of the Petit Palais Since then they have been widely reproduced in bronze and are highly sought after by collectors Inventory number PPS00257

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  • Le Petit Palais - The Triumph of the Republic - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Newsletter The Triumph of the Republic Aimé Jules Dalou Paris 1838 Paris 1902 Study for the monument at Place de la Nation 1879 Patinated plaster 215 x 110 x 160 cm Ten years before the centenary of the French Revolution the City of Paris organised a competition for a monument to the glory of the new republican institutions to be erected in the East of Paris The Maurice brothers won the competition and their Monument to the Republic now stands on Place de la République However Jules Dalou s project impressed the councillors who commissioned him to make a bronze version for today s Place de la Nation This Triumph of the Republic was inaugurated in 1899 A keen Republican Dalou chose to give his monument a sense of the momentum that was carrying humanity towards a new golden age the triumphant Republic stands on top of the chariot of the Nation drawn by lions guided by the Spirit of Freedom Labour symbolised by a blacksmith and Justice stand beside of the chariot Peace distributes the fruits of plenty The whirling movement of the composition and the exuberant realism of its figures make this study a masterpiece that revolutionised the

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  • Le Petit Palais - The Silène mask - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Renaissance The Western Christian World The Eastern Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter The Silène mask Sèvres factory model from Dalou Circa 1930 or 1934 Stoneware 14 x 10 x 4 cm Marks Inscriptions Hall marks Signed bottom left Dalou

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  • Le Petit Palais - Display cabinet - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Display cabinet Léon Joseph Alessandri and son Ravenne 1803 Eugène Prignot Paris 1822 Albert Ernest Carrier Belleuse Anisy Le Château 1824 Sèvres 1887 Victor Bernard Sarrebourg 1816 after 1892 1867 Ebony ivory and gilded bronze 365 cm x 170 cm Léon Joseph Thomas Alessandri was a cabinetmaker and ivory craftsman specialising in tables He exhibited a rotunda shaped piece of furniture with a dome in the Renaissance style and sculpted ivory mouldings and panels at the Universal Exhibition in 1867 Alessandri surrounded himself with the best specialists the decorator and designer of ornamentation Eugène Prignot and two sculptors Carrier Belleuse and Bernard According to contemporary eye witness accounts Eugène Prignot designed the general shape of the piece of furniture and oversaw its construction Carrier Belleuse designed the four bas reliefs Architecture Sculpture Trade Work which decorate the base of the piece and Victor Bernard sculpted the figure of Victory on top of the dome Alessandri s display cabinet was very well received at the

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