David d'Angers


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David d'Angers

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Pierre-Jean David

(dävēd` däNzhā`; pyĕr-zhäN), 1788–1856, French sculptor. His works are numerous and present national figures, often nude, in statues, busts, reliefs, and medallions. The pediment of the Panthéon in Paris shows a group of distinguished Frenchmen receiving wreaths from the hand of France. Although he was considered a romantic in his day, his style reflects a strong academic training. The Musée David at Angers, his birthplace, has a fine collection of his sculptures.
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Angers also boasts the stunning Cathedral of St Maurice and a gallery of the works of its famous sculptor, David D'Angers. But my husband and I opted for a relaxed wander through the half-timbered houses of the old town and a much-needed coffee, before our next visit - to the Cointreau distillery (Carrefour Moliere, 49124 St Barthelemy d'Anjou, 0033 241 315050).
Sainte-Beuve transposes David d'Angers's marble statue, L'Enfant a la grappe, using stanzaic form to recreate in poetic terms the profile and tensions of the child stretching to reach the grapes.
The novelist Amelia Opie sent a set of the engravings to her friend the French sculptor known as David D'Angers on 22 April 1831 (544), writing that she knew he would prize the genius of the work while not imitating what she called its extravagance.
1850 of the ruinous thirteenth-century Eglise Toussaint in Angers with a contemporary postcard showing the Galerie David d'Angers in the restored church, the latter of which he regards as postmodern.
Suzanne Nash (voir "Casting Hugo into History") montre justement comment, dans le cas de Rodin, la reconceptualisation de la sculpture comme force dynamique qui fait des formes, traduit les paradoxes de l'imaginaire hugolien d'une facon plus convaincante que l'approche iconique" utilisee dans les portraits sculpturaux de David d'Angers, considere pourtant comme le plus grand des sculpteurs romantiques de son temps.
Nous savons que Canova, comme les copistes romains de statues antiques, faisait des modeles a grandeur de l'execution, quelle que soit l'importance du monument; en revanche le modele de David d'Angers pour le fronton du Pantheon (4) (fig.