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Terracotta Bust Of Madame Du Barry Europe 18th Century

Code :  ARARAR0119522

750.00
SELECTED
Terracotta Bust Of Madame Du Barry Europe 18th Century

Code :  ARARAR0119522

750.00

Terracotta Bust Of Madame Du Barry Europe 18th Century

Features

Age:  XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Subject:  Human Figures

Origin:  Europa

Material:  Terracotta

Description

Terracotta sculpture of Madame Du Barry.

Product Condition:
Fair condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Any damage or loss is displayed as completely as possible in the pictures.

Artwork dimensions (cm):
Height: 74
Width: 46
Depth: 31

Additional Information

Notes historical bibliographic

Neoclassicism is a cultural trend that developed shortly after the mid-1700s and continued until the first decades of the following century. Born as a reaction to the late Baroque and Rococo and inspired by ancient art, especially the Greco-Roman one, it was variously characterized, but well recognizable in the various arts, literature, theater, music and architecture. Its theorization came to life in Rome with the writings of the archaeologist and art historian Johann Joachim Winckelmann and of the painter and art historian Anton Raphael Mengs, while the constitution of this model was mainly due to the discoveries and excavations of the ancient city of Herculaneum and Pompeii, to the formation of archeology as a science and to the dissemination of publications on Greek antiquities.

Age: XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

In the century of the Enlightenment, or the exaltation of reason and science as the only tools that can free man from ignorance and the yoke of the Church and the nobility, art passes from the intent of the Baroque to tell religious truths or to imitate nature, with strong chiaroscuro contrasts and artificial excesses, to the lighter and more vaporous forms (sometimes even frivolous and affected) of the so-called Barocchetto or Rococò, to lead to Neoclassicism which, looking at the ancient art of the Greeks and Romans, wants to re-propose the discovery of beauty, in the search for harmony, proportions, balances.
Find out more about the 18th century with our insights:
Discovering the Barocchetto
FineArt: Giovanni Domenico Lombardi, Conversion of a centurion, 18th century

Subject: Human Figures

Material: Terracotta

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