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
 

 


SCULPTURE and ARCHITECTURE
 

SCULPTURE


France

 
Augustin Pajou.
 

 



Augustin Pajou

Augustin Pajou, (born Sept. 19, 1730, Paris, France—died May 8, 1809, Paris), French sculptor and decorator known mainly for his portrait busts of famous contemporaries, such as his patroness, Madame du Barry, and for directing the decoration of the Versailles opera house.

Pajou, a student of the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, won the Prix de Rome in 1748 and studied in Italy from 1752 to 1756. He was elected to the Paris Academy in 1760. He executed bas-reliefs and small decorative figures in bronze, silver, and marble and later did work on the court of the Palais Royal, Paris, and the cathedral at Orléans. A directive from King Louis XVI for the creation of statues honouring great Frenchmen led him to do many busts, including those of such notables as Georges Buffon, René Descartes, and J.-B. Bossuet. Appointed keeper of the king’s antiquities (1777), he was commissioned to complete the Fontaine des Innocents, Paris, in the manner of the 16th-century sculptor Jean Goujon. Pajou’s Psyche Abandoned (1791) offers an example of his graciously seductive style. It is one of the few creations in which he restrained his usual decorative style in favour of classical purity.
 

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Augustin Pajou. Bust of Madame du Barry
1773
Marble, height 60 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Augustin Pajou. Portrait de Natalie de Laborde
1789




Augustin Pajou. Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
1783


Augustin Pajou. Psyche Abandoned
1790
Marble, height 180 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris




Augustin Pajou. Psyche Abandoned (details)




Augustin Pajou. Ceres
Marble
32 x 71 x 25 cm
Louvre (France)



Augustin Pajou. Allegory of the Queen Marie Leszczynska
1771
Marble
85 x 161 x 63 cm
Louvre (France)




Augustin Pajou. Ariadne abandoned by Theseus
Marble
Louvre (France)




Augustin Pajou. Bacchante holding a tambourine, with two children
Marble
Louvre (France)




Augustin Pajou. River god
Terracotta
Louvre (France)




Augustin Pajou. Mercury
Marble
Louvre (France)




Augustin Pajou. Pluto enchaining Cerberus
Marble
49 x 71 x 50 cm
Louvre (France)




Augustin Pajou. Anacréon arrachant une plume
aux ailes de l'Amour
1750
 


Augustin Pajou. Hubert Robert
1780
Marble
École des Beaux-Arts, Paris




Augustin Pajou. Bust of Louis XVI
1779
Marble
Musée Lambinet, Versailles




Augustin Pajou. Mantel clock
1785-90
Gilt bronze, marble, and gilded copper, height 94 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York




Augustin Pajou. Bas-relief
1768-70
Wood
Opera House, Versailles




Augustin Pajou. Bas-relief
1768-70
Wood
Opera House, Versailles

 


Augustin Pajou.
Princess of Hesse­Homburg before the Altar of Immortality
1759
Marble
Hermitage (St Petersburg, Russian Federation)

 
 

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