Cast in Bronze: French Sculpture from Renaissance to Revolution


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This is the catalogue of an exhibition held at the MuseĀ“e du Louvre, Paris, October 22, 2008 - January 19, 2009, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, February 24 - May 24, 2009, and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, June 30 - September 27, 2009. This magnificently illustrated book provides an overview of the bronze sculpture produced in France from the 16th to 18th centuries. Works by major sculptors such as Goujon, Pilon, Prieur, Anguier, Puget, Girardon, Desjardins, Coysevox, Le Lorrain, Bertrand, Caffieri, Pigalle, and Houdon represent a spectacular phase of French art and history ranging from the Renaissance through Neoclassicism up to the French Revolution. Essays by international art historians enlighten readers about the complex relationship between sculptors, founders, and chasers when creating bronze statues, which were usually a question of teamwork. This volume features famous as well as little-known works, previously unpublished documents, and studies of prestigious collections. Iconographical analyses and discussions of links to other arts will certainly make it a key reference work on bronzes.

Title: Cast in Bronze: French Sculpture from Renaissance to Revolution

Author Name: Bresc-Bautier, Genevieve, Guilhem Scherf, James David Draper, and Jane Bassett

Categories: Bronzes,

Edition: 1st

Publisher: Paris, Somogy Art Publishers: 2009

ISBN Number: 2757201832

ISBN Number 13: 9782757201831

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Type: Book

Seller ID: 26112

Keywords: French Sculpture