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.
The French sculptor David d'Angers
noted in his memoirs, published in 1878, 'I recall having seen Canova's marble at the foot of the Englishman's stairs, in 1816, with servants jackets on the shoulder'.
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.