Joan Of Arc - Henri - Michel Chapu 1833-1891 flag

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"Joan Of Arc - Henri - Michel Chapu 1833-1891"
Dimensions Height: 23 cm Ø of the terrace: 16 cm Weight: 2745 grams Signature On the edge of the terrace: h. Chapu On the back, on the edge of the terrace: F. Barbedienne, Fondeur. Paris

Passionate about the heroic figure of Joan of Arc, Henri Chapu studies her fascinating and complex life, through the monuments already created and literature. He thrills while reading the pages that Jules Michelet has just dedicated to him. The time has come for him to get started. He first creates a colossal medallion. But he is not satisfied. He is baffled by all the facets that Joan of Arc offers: military courage, Faith, Patriotism... He gropes, searches, thinks, sketches, sketches: The conception (or the composition) is for me the most difficult of the work and can only be done with very in-depth knowledge of the subject. It is a persistent series of studies and efforts which gradually lead to a logical summary, to the best choice among all the ideas and all the forms which present themselves. The same logic links composition to execution until the end. It is a whole, a synthesis that cannot be divided or reduced. Finally, he comes across a sentence that brings him light: “Jeanne was beautiful, strong, simple, of exalted piety and unblemished virtue”. He holds her as his Maid of Domrémy: she is a peasant, the incarnation of the most humble virtue, she is the “patroness of these thousand anonymous heroes who shed their blood on the battlefield, of these obscure martyrs who have done and will do still the glory of the homeland. »

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Price: 650 €
Artist: Henri-michel Chapu 1833-1891
Period: 19th century
Style: Other Style
Condition: Good condition

Material: Bronze
Diameter: 16
Height: 23

Reference: 1272133
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