27 décembre 2015

Nicolas de Largillière (1656 - 1746), The sculptor René Frémin (1672-1744), ca. 1713

Nicolas de Largillière (1656 - 1746), The sculptor René Frémin (1672-1744), ca. 1713. Oil on canvas. 135.5 x 109.2 cm. Ident.Nr. 80.1. Gemäldegalerie, Berlin © Photo: Gemäldegalerie der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Photo: Jörg P. Anders.  Here the baroque topos ingenious artistry is celebrated. The sculptor moves confidently between unformed matter in the foreground and consummate in the form of 'Torso of Belvedere "in the background. The former strict canon demanded... [Lire la suite]