|Título/Design:||Busto de Wagner|
Busto em antimónio patinado e moldado, representando a figura do compositor alemão Richard Wagner (1812-1883).
Assinado A. Carrier
Francês, séc. XIX
Dim.: 31 (alt.) x 20 cm
Albert Carrier-Belleuse, original name in full Albert-Ernest Carrier de Belleuse (born June 12, 1824, Anizy-le-Château, Aisne, France—died June 3, 1887, Sèvres), notable French sculptor who, in his time, was famous for the wide range of his work—from sober monuments to domestic ornaments (torchères and tabletop elements). He trained as a goldsmith before entering the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1840 under the sponsorship of Pierre-Jean David d’Angers. He only stayed there for a short time before switching to the Petite Ecole to study decorative arts. Carrier-Belleuse worked in London from 1850 to 1855, designing ceramics and metalwork models for companies. Beginning in 1857, he exhibited large sculptures at the Salon and received medals and important commissions.He won critical acclaim and state patronage for such monuments as his marble Messiah of 1867 and triggered heated debate with his figures of voluptuous women at the Salon, such as Angélique. A master of anatomy and characterization, he was a highly sought-after portraitist. He also was a major force behind the establishment in the early 1860s of what later became the Museum of Decorative Arts, an institution that elevated the status of the applied arts in France. From 1851 to 1870, Emperor Napoleon III hired him to work on the rebuilding of Paris. Carrier-Belleuse’s work incorporated a variety of styles and influences including naturalism, Realism, neo-Baroque, and Rococo. For his role in this he was made an officer of the Legion of Honour in 1855 and further elevated in 1867. He employed many pupils in his large workshop that produced series, editions and variations of his sculptures, one of them being the celebrated Auguste Rodin, who assisted him at Brussels in 1871 on the Caryatides of the new Bourse.
|Dimensão:||31 cm (alt.)|