The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux James David Draper, Edouard Papet, Elena Carrara, Nadège Horner, Laure de Margerie, Jean-Claude Poinsignon, Philip Ward-Jackson

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
01 Apr 2014
ISBN:
9780300204315
Imprint:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dimensions:
376 pages: 279 x 241mm
Illustrations:
350 color illus.
Sales territories:
World

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Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827­–1875) was an extraordinarily gifted sculptor—the greatest in 19th-century France before Rodin—and embodied the emotionally charged artistic climate of his era. The passionate Carpeaux comes alive in this handsome new publication. Carpeaux’s wrenching representations of human forms, shown in beautiful color details and illustrations, echo his turbulent personal life, fraught with episodes of violence and fatal illness.

The book covers the entire span of Carpeaux’s career, and includes the masterpiece Ugolino and His Sons, newly discovered drawings, and a number of rarely seen or studied works. Previously unpublished letters between Carpeaux and his family and friends, a wealth of archival material, and the most detailed chronology of the artist’s life ever published make this book the definitive resource on the artist and his creations. 

James David Draper is the Henry R. Kravis Curator in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Edouard Papet is chief curator of sculpture at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris. 

"The handsome book, with contributions by a brilliant team of scholars, incorporates a wealth of newly discovered drawings and archival material. (This) monograph should foster wider fascination with this ingenious legacy."-Barrymore Laurence Scherer, Wall Street Journal