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A year later Archibald John Davies established a glass workshop in Bromsgrove. The Guild executed numerous medallic works in the early s although only one medal was cast, the rest being struck. Walter Gilbert and Louis Weingartner produced the Guild's garden statuary commissions from the workshop in Weaman Street in Birmingham, from circa onwards.
In December the company became a limited company which was registered in June During the s the metalwork department produced decorative pieces in a wide variety of materials bronze, iron, lead , name plates and memorial tablets. The Guild also offered modelling, carving and woodwork, stained glass, and mural decoration. It opened branches in Belfast and New York. Towards the end of the decade the firm became involved in the production of standardized goods including: signs, gates, rails, casements, canopies, memorial plaques, ecclesiastical objects, sundials, pendant light fittings, etc.
In its final twenty years ca. As a result the size of the workforce steadily declined until there was only a skeleton staff. After his career as a director at the Guild from until August , Gilbert moved over to H. His son was also employed as a modeller by this company. The company H. The company employed wood, stone and plaster carvers, metal and glass workers and also had studios in Cheltenham and Birmingham.
Ltd was a company with a reputation for excellence and a wide range of activities that was unique for its time. During his lifetime Gilbert also involved himself with the design of glass and garden furnishings. Tillotson Hillside, Heaton, Lancashire. This lead garden sculpture of a young fawn seated on a square base, holding a set of windpipes with one finger raised was signed in the cast W.
G Scs. Other works of their garden statuary can be seen in Gilbert and Weingartner's Sculpture in the Garden. Louis may have trained in Florence before working for the goldsmiths J. Bossard und Karl Th. Bossard in Lucerne. They shared a studio in London ca. They both started ca.
The details of Weingartner's Swiss background are based on Ken Fackrell's research into his grandfather's, Joseph Hodel's, life. Weingartner would be active in England from around until He was a designer, jeweller, medallist, modeller, sculptor and metal worker.es.azavahomol.ml
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He was active as a jeweller at the School of Art in Birmingham before het worked on various commissions for the Bromsgrove Guild including one in The cooperation with Gilbert started around Weingartner moved to Bromsgrove in and became the Guild's chief designer, sculptor and metal worker. For Weingartner this was the start of a long association with Walter Gilbert concentrating on works in metal and in the early s leading to collaboration with H. In that year Walter Gilbert became assistant manager of the company for five years with responsibilities for artistic direction.
Weingartner left the Bromsgrove Guild in He returned to Lucerne in where he died in He also produced a model of the great lock that was commissioned for the Buckingham Palace project in ca. Literature: Medhurst, Ph. Rudolf Marcuse studied at the academy in Berlin and became active as a sculptor in Charlottenburg. He left a very rich oeuvre in bronze, cast iron, alabaster, marble and china.
Information on Marcuse becomes very difficult to find after about He took up residence in London, where he lived until his death in April In a letter dated 2 January to the Ministry of Information, held in the War Artists Archive at the International War Museum in London, he states that he had permission to work in England as a freelance artist sculptor and photographer. But she did not accompany him to England, and in he remarried. The article is dedicated to the above mentioned POW sculptures busts and statues that Marcuse made during the First World War in the German war prison camps.
In his vision this brand new museum was a tool for broader public education. Berlin Intaglio by Rotophot A. In the beginning of this career, around , he realised a number of important impressionist paintings, later on symbolist paintings. Blessed with a very individual talent, he was quickly noticed by the masters of modern sculpture of his time.
The suggestive power of Larche's work situates him amongst the Art Nouveau artists. Even though he had his studio in the Rue Mornay No 6 in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, he often stayed in Seine-et-Oise in Coubron nowadays Seine-Saint-Denis where the house where he lived and worked still exists. He died on 3 June after he was hit by a car in the streets of Lagny whilst walking on the arm of his friend, the banker Max.
His grave in the cemetery of Coubron is ornated with a reproduction of one of his own sculptures.
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The municipality placed a memorial in honor of Larche in the town hall park. It is crowned with a bronze group: Les Faunes The Fauns , a work by the artist himself. On 5 December the hall was inaugurated, but it was closed in the early s. In , the Salon organized at the Grand Palais a retrospective exhibition of his oeuvre. Due to his design of a lamp in , inspired by the evocative power of this dancer, he belonged to the group of sculptors who broke with academic art and it brought him wide fame. As a result, he created a large series of objets d'art and decorative pieces in bronze and tin lamps, vases, chandeliers, decorative bowls, etc.
In the s, he participated in numerous exhibitions, for example in at the Exposition Internationale de Paris. His main themes were women including nudes, Oriental dancers , allegoric figures, animals, horse racing, sports, aviation and cars. Besides work created in bronze and ivory, he also worked with marble, terracotta and ceramic. His graphic work was reflected in humorous drawings and a trip to Morocco in inspired him to Oriental watercolours. Most of his work was cast in bronze by the foundry Etling founded in , specializing in Art Deco bronzes. This foundry had a lot of artists as a customer including the famous Demetre Chiparus, born Dumitru Chiparus; His oeuvre includes sculpting sculptures and medals , painting and graphic work.
He was one of the first artists that started in to carve ivory in combination with gold and other materials : his Diana was bought by the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp. He was an animalier pur-sang who was inspired by almost any animal species and he had the talent to capture their specific anatomy as well as their character.
He followed evening courses at the academy in Roeselare and Antwerp ; under Jozef Geefs and Jacob De Braekeleer From that year on, his work was exhibited on a regular base at national and international exhibitions. After the Koninklijk Museum Antwerpen bought his spectacular bronze group Gier die zijn prooi verdedigt Vulture defending his prey , the artist really started to built a career.
He was a member of the board of the Antwerp Museum of Fine Arts. His reputation as animalier was confirmed when his bronze Kameeldrijver Camel driver in and two bronze groups in were installed at the entrance of the Antwerp Zoo.
This herm of a satyr playing the plagiaulos, a flute with angled mouthpiece, is a 19th century bronze after the marble herm that was found in Rome Lazio. The sculpture dates from the 1st century and is executed in the high classical style, but was actually sculpted at a later date. The artist is unknown. Sculptor Jean Antoine Idrac started his studies at the age of seventeen. He first signed up for the competition for the Prix de Rome in , prize he won in , and subsequently completed his training in Italy. It goes without saying that the sculptors of the Italian Quattrocento influenced him - especially Donatello - and he drew inspiration from their work.
Idrac 's career was short: he died prematurely in of typhus. He was posthumously honoured with a medal in Munich in The snake disappears when the music stops.
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Idrac sought to explore the decorative possibilities of the human form through a series of eccentric and diverse sculptures. Signed on the back side on the base under the left foot A. Antoine Coysevox became a sculptor of monuments, groups, busts and bas-reliefs. The artist signed until with the spelling Anthoine Quoyzeveau in the aforementioned act of his baptism, and then adopted the name Antoine Coysevox , different from his name at birth.
Around the age of seventeen he came to Paris to perfect his skills in sculpture. He came back after about four years in to Paris, but in the end returned to Lyon. In he returned definitively to Paris where he became professor that same year.
He then married Claude Bourdy or Bourdict , sister of the sculptor Pierre Bourdy, working for the king. Twelve children were born of this particularly fertile commitment. In , he was granted a licence for housing in the Louvre. He represented eminently the art of sculpture of the period and the classic style.
He received a commission in for a group of two equestrian statues to honour the glory of king Louis XIV. The sculptures were transported to the west entrance of the Tuileries Gardens in In they were moved to the Louvre museum and replaced by replicas.
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Both horses rear above military trophies representing the king's victories. Pegasus, the symbol of poetry, is guided by Mercury, the divine messenger and god of trade, symbolizing the benefits of the return to peace.
The statue of Fame , wearing a laurel wreath and holding an olive branch, is sounding the trumpet of truth to proclaim the king's warlike strength. The trophies here include a shield adorned with a winged Victory holding a palm and crown. The lion skin evokes Hercules, the mythological hero of legendary strength, to whom the king was often compared. Coysevox's work was a technical masterpiece in terms of size such large marble sculptures had never yet been made in France , speed, and skill.
The groups were made from monolithic blocks, with no joins, by carving into the mass and clearing the projecting parts.
Marble is a fragile material that can easily be broken by an impact or intrinsic flaw, but Coyesvox took the risk of clearing frail pieces such as the long, tapering stem of the trumpet, supported by the figure's upraised arm. Coysevox could also be proud of having invented the model for this sculpture. Previous sculptors under Louis XIV had worked according to the instructions or drawings of painter Charles Lebrun , then architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart , who were successively responsible for fine arts policy. Although Coysevox's composition remained faithful to the harmonious art of Versailles and gave greater importance to the front view, these dynamic groups also marked a baroque inflection in court art with the riders, clearly outlined against the sky, balancing on their rearing horses above their trophies of arms.
She sits astride the winged horse Pegasus leaping over a shield adorned with a winged Victory holding a palm and crown, a lion pelt evoking the mythological hero of legendary strength Hercules - to whom the king was often compared - and armour.