The great sculptor of faces: Jean-Baptiste CARPEAUX

Bust of J-B.CARPEAUX, adorning his tomb in Valenciennes, made by the sculptor Ernest Hiolle (1834-1886)

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Jean-Baptiste CARPEAUX

« Chinese man » (1868) in National Museum of Warsaw  ( Image source: commons.wikimedia )

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux is a French sculptor, painter and designer, born May 11, 1827 in Valenciennes (a small town in the north of France near the borders with Belgium) and died October 12, 1875 in Courbevoie (Small town in the northern suburbs -west of Paris), at the age of 48.
J-B Carpeaux is famous above all as a sculptor-modeler (more than a painter). He used clay from which he took several sketches of his great works. He had edited several versions of his works to take advantage of the art market which was very lively in the mid-19th century.

« The Dance » (1868) for the Opera Garnier (Image source: en.wikipedia )
« Why be born a slave? » marble (1869) in the New Carlsberg Glyptotek museum, Copenhagen ( Image source: commons.wikimedia / Daderot )
« the fountain of the four parts of the world » (1874) in the Marco Polo garden, in Paris (Four female figures represent Europe, Asia, Africa and America) [Image source: psi-the-project.com ]
« Bust of Jean-Léon Gérôme » (French painter and sculptor 1824-1904). Patinated plaster (1871), in the New Carlsberg Glyptotek museum, Copenhagen [ Image source: fr.wikipedia / Daderot ]

Image of title, source: fr.wikipedia / Serge Ottaviani



 


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