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19th - early 20th century sculptures

After Falguière

Camille Claudel, Paul Claudel à seize ans, 1884 (modelage original) - 1895 (fonte), bronze, Inv. Ra 941
© Camille Claudel, Paul Claudel à seize ans, 1884 (modelage original) - 1895 (fonte), bronze, Inv. Ra 941

 

After Falguière…

Falguière was the leader of the ‘Toulousans', sculptors from the south of France who had ‘gone up' to Paris to study and make a career, certain amongst whom were his pupils at the Paris School of Fine Arts (l'école des Beaux-arts de Paris).

Like their master, they assimilated contradictory movements, often reaffirming their loyalty to Antique art, indispensable to any cursus honorum, while showing an interest in the art of the Italian Renaissance or in the Naturalist movement, and never disdaining Medieval art, Baroque or the Symbolism of the end of the period. These diverse influences, sometimes brought together in the same piece, gave rise to what was called Eclecticism, an approach that was largely dominant during the second half of the 19th century. Multiple styles and sources thus mingled until the emergence of Modern sculpture with artists such as Rodin but also Degas or Gauguin.


 


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