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The Bull "Le Taureau" - Pompon - Statue

75 €
About Le Taureau Statue

This statue is a replica of Pompon's Le Taureau statue. Le Taureau can be found today in Musée François Pompon in Saulieu, France. François Pompon was a French sculptor, most commonly recognized for his stylized animals. He exalted lyricism in light by polished surfaces with an economy of detail. After working fifteen years as Rodin’s assistant, and receiving encouragement from him, Pompon produced some stunning works and left nearly 300 pieces to the French state. To this day, François Pompon may be considered an influential forerunner of modern sculpture. In 1906, Pompon decided to devote himself to the representation of wild animals.

Pompon once said, “It's the movement that determines the form, what I tried to render is the meaning of the movement. At the Jardin des Plantes, I follow the animals when they walk… What is interesting is the animal that moves. I make the animal with almost all the furbelows, and then, little by little, I eliminate so as to keep only what is essential”. 

Additional Information:

  • Size: 5 3/4 in H x 8 3/4 in L x 3 in D
  • Item Type: statue
  • Material: resin with bronze finish
  • Weight (lbs): 4.6 lbs, ship wt est: 6
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François Pompon was a French sculptor and animalier, most commonly recognized for his stylized animals. His career began as an apprentice marble carver in a funerary monument company. He soon after began studies in architecture, engraving, and sculpture. Pompon went on to study under the famous “animalier” Pierre Louis Rouillard at the École Nationale Supérieure Des Arts Décoratifs. Later on, he served as an assistant to Auguste <a href="">Rodin</a>. After completing his service to Rodin, he learned as much as he could from various other artists about Sculpting. Eventually, he had a breakthrough in 1921 with his masterpiece, White Bear. White Bear (also known as “Polar Bear in Stride”), is a huge marble sculpture located at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. It is famous for the suggestions that come from the powerful image of the bear, such as its naturalistic weight and strength, to its slow, purposeful movements. To this day, François Pompon is still considered an influential forerunner of modern sculpture, and his intricate renderings of natural life have charmed the hearts of millions.  He has had profound effects on naturalistic sculpting and other areas of modern sculpture.


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