Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux:
Sculpture ‘The Toilette of Venus’ (1855), artificial marble


Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux:
Sculpture ‘The Toilette of Venus’ (1855), artificial marble

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Museum replica | Artificial marble | Patinated | Polished | Height 66 cm | Weight 8 kg

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux: Sculpture ‘The Toilette of Venus’ (1855), artificial marble

Original: Musée Chéret, Nice. Graceful sculptures like this granted Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux great popularity and became highly sought after by collectors even during his lifetime. Polymeric ars mundi museum replica, cast by hand, patinated and polished. Height 66 cm, weight 8 kg.

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He was known for his revolutionary spirit and at the same as one of the best sculptors of his time: Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875) won, the "Prix de Rome" at the age of 27 and like few others, inspired his audience himself. He regularly affronted the major institutions provoked them both with his works and his performances and still was considered one of the most popular artists of the 2nd Empire.

His works, which are characterized by great anatomical and psychological reality and at the same time tenderly and lyrically reflect elements from the rococo, became popular at the imperial court in Versailles. So Carpeaux became a teacher of "Prince Imperial" and received significant public orders. For example, he created the architectural decoration of the “Pavillon de Flore” at the Louvre as well as "La Dance", a group of sculptures for the facade of the Paris Opera.

The mold is usually taken directly from the original, so that the replica reproduces even the finest details. After casting the replica, using the most appropriate method, the surface is polished, patinated, gilded or painted according to the original.

A replica of ars mundi is a recognizable image of the original.

A plastic work of sculptural art made of wood, stone, ivory, bronze or other metals.

While sculptures from wood, ivory or stone are made directly from the block of material, for bronze casting a working model is prepared at first. Usually it is made of clay or other easily shaped materials.

The prime time of sculpture after the Roman antiquity was the Renaissance. Impressionism gave a new impulse to the sculptural arts. Also the contemporary artists, such as Jorg Immendorf, Andora, and Markus Lupertz enriched the sculpture with outstanding works.

Marble powder bound by a polymer. Artificial marble is characterized by a fine white surface that comes very close to marble.

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