11 juin 2009

'Dalou in England: Portraits of Womanhood, 1871-1879' @ Yale Center for British Art

Richard Houston after Philippe Mercier, Domestic Amusement: Playing on the Guitar, ca. 1760, mezzotint, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund. NEW HAVEN, CT.- In 1871, French sculptor Jules Dalou (1838-1902) was exiled from France for his leftwing connections. A member of the Paris Commune, a radical group that briefl y rebelled against the French government, Dalou was forced to flee to London just as he was establishing himself as a successful sculptor. He lived in London for nine years, creating portrait sculptures... [Lire la suite]