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Les Fauves
Les Fauves

Les Fauves

Bronzes by Antoine Louis Barye in the Marjon Collection

By Alexander Kader, Photographs By Noel Holly


169 Pages, 11.75 x 11.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $75.00 (US $75.00) (CA $102.00)

Publication Date: October 2016

ISBN 9781901403626

Rights: US & CA

Sladmore Gallery (Oct 2016)

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This study highlights the aspects of Barye's sculpture represented by 70 bronze casts of his wild and exotic subjects: Les Fauves

Barye was the most famous artist of the group of sculptors we know as Les Animaliers. His art went beyond the mere representation of animals, however, and he became a key figure of the Romantic Movement. His achievements can be understood from the comments of the contemporary critics the Goncourt brothers, who proclaimed his 1850 composition, "Jaguar Devouring a Hare", as "the beginning of Modern Art." Rodin later argued that Barye "had discovered the great mystery of rendering movement." In the models shown here, we can follow Barye's artistic development and the transition from fine detail to a simplified modeling within his oeuvre.

Author Biography

Alexander Kader is senior director and head of the European Sculpture and Works of Art Department at Sotheby's London. Noel Holly is a photographer.