LOS ANGELES: Bouchardon, the Royal Artist of the Enlightenment
The Getty Museum has scored with this exhibit in partnership with the Louvre, bringing to LA works ranging from masterpieces to medals of the sculptor Edmé Bouchardon. Bouchardon led the transition from the elaborate Rococo style to Neo-Classicism in the age of Louis XV. His first acclaimed masterpiece was a marble statue of Cupid carving a bow from Hercules’ club, and it was a sensation. He also designed fountains (the Fontaine des Quatre-Saisons on the Rue de Grenelle, 7th arrondissement, Paris), tombs and other ornaments, along with medals that were distributed by the king. His classical style brought enlightenment that is still admired.
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