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 ONE
 

NEOCLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM
 

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

THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT
PAINTING
SCULPTURE and ARCHITECTURE - Part1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

PHOTOGRAPHY
 

 


THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT
 


Pierre Jean David d'Angers.
 

 


Pierre-Jean David d’Angers

Pierre-Jean David d’Angers, (born March 12, 1789, Angers, France—died Jan. 4, 1856, Paris), French sculptor, who sought to honour the heroes of modern times by means of an expressive form that could appeal to and inspire a broad public.

David, the son of a carver, went to Paris as a teenager with 11 francs in his pocket to study at the École des Beaux-Arts under Philippe-Laurent Roland. After struggling financially for a year and a half, he received a small annuity from the municipality of Angers. In 1811 he won the Prix de Rome and, during his years of study in Rome, established his mission to devote his art to human grandeur. Returning to Paris in 1816 after a short visit to London, he received many important commissions. One of his first works in Paris, the Condé (lost; model at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Angers), showed his new tendency toward a dramatic realist approach. In 1827 he visited England, and in 1828 and 1834 he visited Germany. Always a liberal in politics, he had to leave France for a short period after the coup d’état of December 1851.

Many of the most famous men and women of his time sat for David for busts or medallions. A nearly complete collection, originals or copies, is in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Angers. Among David’s most important works are the pediment of the Panthéon, showing the key liberal figures in France since the 18th century grouped round a figure of La Patrie; the Gutenberg monument at Strasbourg; the monument to General Gobert in the Père-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris; the Philopoemen in the Louvre; and the bust of Goethe, presented by him to the poet in 1831, in the public library at Weimar, Ger.

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Pierre-Jean David d’Angers. Sorrow
1811
Plaster, height 55 cm
Private collection


Pierre-Jean David d’Angers. The Death of Epaminondas
1811
Plaster bas-relief, 110 x 150 cm
Private collection


Pierre-Jean David d’Angers. Nereid Bringing the Helmet of Achilles
1815
Plaster bas-relief, 107 x 183 cm
Private collection


Pierre-Jean David d’Angers. Young Shepherd
1816
Marble, height 150 cm
Private collection


Pierre-Jean David d’Angers. Conde
1817
Bronze, height 39 cm
Musee du Louvre, Paris


Pierre-Jean David d’Angers. General Bonchamps
1819-25
Marble, statue height 130 cm
Church, Saint-Florent-le-Vieil


Pierre-Jean David d’Angers. Mademoiselle Mars
1825
Marble, height 60 cm
Private collection


Pierre-Jean David d’Angers. Tomb of the Comte de Bourcke
1826
Marble
Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris


Pierre-Jean David d’Angers. Young Greek on the Tomb of Markos Botsaris
1827
Plaster model, 65 x 120 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Angers


Pierre-Jean David d’Angers. Philopoemen
1830
Marble, height 246 cm
Musee du Louvre, Paris



Pierre-Jean David d’Angers. Chateaubriand
1830
Plaster, height 60 cm
Private collection


Pierre-Jean David d’Angers. Niccolo Paganini
1830
Bronze, 60 x 30 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Angers

 


Pierre-Jean David d’Angers. Monument to General Gobert
1847
Stone
Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris



Pierre-Jean David d’Angers. Alfred de Musset
1831
Cast bronze, diameter 17,2 cm
Private collection


Pierre-Jean David d’Angers. François Arago
1832
Bronze medallion
Private collection


Pierre-Jean David d’Angers. Marceline Valmore
1832
Bronze medal, diameter 15 cm
Musee du Louvre, Paris


Pierre-Jean David d’Angers. Niccolo Paganini
1834
Cast bronze, diameter 15 cm
Private collection


Pierre-Jean David d’Angers. Pediment relief of the Pantheon
1830-37
Stone, height 600 cm, width 3.080 cm
Place du Pantheon, Paris

 
 

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