Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire : European Terracotta Models, 1740-1840

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Published in conjunction with an exhibition held during 2003-2004 at the Louvre; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and the Nationalmuseum (Stockholm), this abundantly illustrated volume offers a comprehensive overview of Neoclassical modeling in a 100-year period. Sculptors made terracotta models as preparatory studies for finished marble pieces; and, like drawings for paintings, these zesty models beautiful in themselves offer insight into the creative process. The sections of the catalogue, each preceded by an introductory essay, examine the sculptors' techniques and training and explore themes, in particular the ancient visual and literary works that were the prime sources of inspiration. Authors Drawper and Scherf are affiliated, respectively, with The Met and the Louvre. The volume is oversize (9x11.5
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  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • United States
  • English
  • 1588390993
  • 9781588390998