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Networks and influence around Antoine Watteau
On 6 and 7 November 2021, the international colloquium “Watteau’s Universe”, based on an idea by Lionel Sauvage, was held in Paris, organised by Axel Moulinier and Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale.
These two days of lectures at the Petit-Palais – Musée des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Paris were intended to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the death of Antoine Watteau (1684-1721).
This book contains the twenty-five papers of the participants, in their original language, richly illustrated, around four themes: his youth, his artistic entourage, the implication of his work in a broad cultural context, and his posterity. The iconography gives pride of place to unpublished or recently rediscovered works.
These papers shed new or different light either on the career of the Valenciennes artist or on those of the members of his entourage. In so doing, they raise new hypotheses, open up new avenues of reflection and contribute to a better understanding of one of the most enigmatic artists of 18th century France.
Some Parisian sculptors
from the first half of the 17th century
This book is dedicated to the reissue of a set of articles dedicated, between 1979 and 2012, to these unknown sculptors that Geneviève Bresc-Bautier has endeavored to make known, namely sculptors active in Paris in the first half of the 17th century: Francesco Bordoni (1574-1654), Jean Séjourné (died in 1614), Christophe Cochet (known since 1606 – died in 1634), Hubert Le Sueur (known from 1596 to 1658), Toussaint Chenu (known since 1621 – died in 1666) and Thomas Boudin (circa 1570-1637).
The triumphant sculpture
Published on the occasion of the second edition of Fine Arts Paris, Triumphant Sculpture: 1850-1880 offers multiple approaches ranging from the relationship with commissioners, public or private, to questions of technique and dissemination, not forgetting questions of style.
Some of these approaches are based on a long familiarity with the world of sculpture, while others are based on recent academic research.
List of texts and authors
- Alfred-Émilien de Nieuwerkerke : un sculpteur à la tête des musées sous le Second Empire, Arnaud BERTINET
- Toutes leurs œuvres sont sœurs L’affaire Bastianini et les sculpteurs français sous le Second Empire, Emmanuelle HÉRAN
- La statuaire publique dans le « Jardin de la France » : un âge d’or des concours (années 1850-1880) Matthieu CHAMBRION
- « À la décoration des bâtiments et jardins » : les sculptures au Muséum d’histoire naturelle au cours du Second Empire, Maria P. GINDHART
- Histoire, commémoration et le Monument au Massacre de Boston et à Crispus Attucks : un acte de justice trop longtemps différé, Renée ATER
- Entre politique et art, du public au privé, aux origines de la sculpture française aux États-Unis, Laure de MARGERIE
- La splendeur des Maures , Adrienne L. CHILD
- «La belle tradition des maîtres » : Dalou et l’art du XVIIIe siècle, Cécilie CHAMPY-VINAS
- Le sculpteur belge Jef Lambeaux à Paris (1879-1881), Bruno FORNARI
- Rodin, Carrier-Belleuse et Michel-Ange, Antoinette LE NORMAND-ROMAIN
- La sculpture dans la peinture, enjeux d’une traduction plastique du paragone sous le Second Empire, Claire BARBILLON
- L’année 1880, Catherine CHEVILLOT
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Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Editions Arthéna is preparing to publish a monograph dedicated to the painter Pierre Subleyras (1699-1749), by Nicolas Lesur, Art Historian.
This book will be released on November 15th, 2023 and pre-orders are open until November 11th, 2023.