Dictionary of Art and Artists



 

 


History of

Architecture and Sculpture

 
 

 

 
 

 
 

CONTENTS:

 
 

PART ONE
THE ANCIENT WORLD
PREHISTORIC ART
EGYPTIAN ART

ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN ART
AEGEAN ART
GREEK ART
ETRUSCAN ART
ROMAN ART
EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ART

PART TWO
THE MIDDLE AGES
EARLY MEDIEVAL ART
ROMANESQUE ART
GOTHIC ART

PART THREE
THE RENAISSANCE THROUGH THE ROCOCO
LATE GOTHIC
THE EARLY RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
THE HIGH RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
MANNERISM AND OTHER TRENDS
THE RENAISSANCE IN THE NORTH
THE BAROQUE IN ITALY AND SPAIN
THE BAROQUE IN FLANDERS AND HOLLAND
THE BAROQUE
THE ROCOCO

PART FOUR
THE MODERN WORLD
NEOCLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM
REALISM AND IMPRESSIONISM
POST-IMPRESSIONISM, SYMBOLISM, AND ART NOUVEAU

PART FIVE
TWENTIETH-CENTURY
TWENTIETH-CENTURY SCULPTURE
TWENTIETH-CENTURY ARCHITECTURE


INDEX
FIGURES
 

 
 

 
 

CHAPTER NINE
 

THE ROCOCO
 

ARCHITECTURE AND SCULPTURE - Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
PAINTING

 
 


ARCHITECTURE AND SCULPTURE

 


Etienne-Maurice Falconet.
 

 


Étienne-Maurice Falconet

Étienne-Maurice Falconet, (born Dec. 1, 1716, Paris—died Jan. 24, 1791, Paris), sculptor who adapted the classical style of the French Baroque to an intimate and decorative Rococo ideal. He was patronized by Mme de Pompadour and is best known for his small sculptures on mythological and genre themes and for the designs he made for the Sèvres porcelain factory.

Falconet was a pupil of the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne. He was received in the French Royal Academy in 1754 and soon after began to enjoy royal and official patronage. In 1757 Mme de Pompadour appointed Falconet director of the sculpture studios at the Sèvres porcelain factory. While director, he executed many models for the factory and produced small sculptures of mythological figures, such as Venus and Cupid, and a series of nude female bathers. He also executed a few monumental and religious works. In 1766 he was summoned to Russia by Catherine II at the suggestion of his friend Denis Diderot to produce a bronze equestrian statue of Peter the Great for St. Petersburg. The resulting work, dedicated in 1782, is one of the most powerful and original equestrian portraits of the age. Falconet left Russia in 1778, and, soon after, he suffered a debilitating stroke that left him unable to sculpt.

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Etienne-Maurice Falconet. Clock: The Three Graces
c. 1770
White marble, gilt bronze, height 80 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Etienne-Maurice Falconet. Clock: The Three Graces
c. 1770
White marble, gilt bronze, height 80 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Etienne-Maurice Falconet. Milo of Croton
1754
Marble, height 66 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Etienne-Maurice Falconet. Seated Cupid
1757
Marble, height 48 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Etienne-Maurice Falconet. Flora
c. 1751
Marble
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg


Etienne-Maurice Falconet. Louis XV
Biscuit porcelain, height: 33 cm
Musée Lambinet, Versailles


Etienne-Maurice Falconet. The Oracle
1766
Biscuit, height 14 cm
Musée National de Céramique, Sèvres




Etienne-Maurice Falconet. Winter.
1763-1771
Marble
Hermitage (St Petersburg, Russian Federation)




Etienne-Maurice Falconet. Bathing Girl
Marble
Musee du Louvre (Paris, France)

 


Etienne-Maurice Falconet. Bathing nymph




Etienne-Maurice Falconet. La Musique
Marbre




Etienne-Maurice Falconet. Pygmalion and Galatea
1763
Marble, height 83 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris




Etienne-Maurice Falconet. Pygmalion and Galatea




Etienne-Maurice Falconet. Pygmalion et Galatée (detail)
Marbre




Etienne-Maurice Falconet. Biscuit porcelain figure




Etienne-Maurice Falconet. Flore




Etienne-Maurice Falconet. Psyche biscuit




Etienne-Maurice Falconet. Nymph Seated




Etienne-Maurice Falconet. Monument to Peter the Great
1776-77
Bronze
St. Petersburg




Etienne-Maurice Falconet. Monument to Peter the Great
1776-77
Bronze
St. Petersburg

 
 

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