Wednesday, April 27, 2016

La Fraternité des Peuples, by Jules Dalou

This interesting sculpture made by the French artist Jules Dalou (1838-1902) - his official name was Aimé-Jules Dalou - is visible in Paris (Xème) Town Hall.

Jules Dalou's family were glover artisans. He was raised with the love of the Republican values, and he demonstrated very young great skills in drawing and clay modelling. He became the pupil of the famous French sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux.

Workshop / Studio of Jules Dalou in 1899
Jules Dalou
This sculpture 'La Fraternité des Peuples' was initially done in plaster, in 1883, and is a huge haut-relief. It is located specifically in the Weddings Room!

Numerous sculptures from Dalou can be seen in Paris, among them 'Le Triomphe de la République' (1899) located on Place de la Nation.

And a monument for Eugène Delacroix (1890) at the Jardins du Luxembourg.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Francesco Jerace - Angels, busts and Beethoven

Seeing recently the angels from the Vatican Museum, I recalled another angel, sculpted by Francesco Jerace, famous Italian sculptor (1853-1937), educated in Naples. He traveled to Holland, where he did some busts. In Italy, among his master pieces,  several sculptures can be seen such as the statue of Vittorio Emmanuele II, Donizetti, Beethoven. He exhibited in Paris, Vienna, Munich, Antwerp, St Petersburg, Buenos Aires, San Francisco, Melbourne, London, Barcelona, Venice and even St Louis and got numerous awards.

Below is a subjective selection of some of  his sculptures.

The child and the angel, marble, 1900, located at the Tomb of the Greek Chapel of Cosenza (Calabria, Italy).

Bust in plaster.

Child. In plaster.

 Beethoven, done in 1895, and located in the cloister of San Pietro a Majella Conservatory (Napoli, Italy).