25 février 2009

"Cast in Bronze: French Sculpture from Renaissance to Revolution" @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828), Winter 1787. Bronze; H. 57 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Kate Trubee Davison, 1962 (62.55) NEW YORK, NY.- Beginning in the 16th century, a tradition of bronze sculpture developed in France that was influenced by achievements of the Italian Renaissance, while manifesting its own distinct refinement and force. Even though French bronzes were among the glories of royal châteaux, including Versailles, and were collected eagerly by connoisseurs, they have received relatively little... [Lire la suite]