The J. Paul Getty Museum presents the first major exhibition on renowned 18th-century artist Edme Bouchardon.
One of the most imaginative and fascinating artists of eighteenth-century France, Edme Bouchardon (1698–1762) was instrumental in the transition from Rococo to Neoclassicism. Much celebrated in his time as both a sculptor and draftsman, he created some of the best-known images of the age of Louis XV. This major international loan exhibition, developed in partnership with the Louvre, is a testament to the remarkable variety of his oeuvre—copies after the antique, subjects of history and mythology, portraiture, anatomical studies, ornament, fountains, and tombs—and to his masterful techniques in drawings, sculptures, medals, and prints.
Bouchardon: Royal Artist of the Enlightenment is on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center, Los Angeles until April 2nd.
Image on Sculpture News page: The Sleeping Faun, 1726–30, Edme Bouchardon, French, 1698–1762 Marble H: 184 X W: 142.5 X D: 119.5 cm (72 7/16 X 56 1/8 X 47 1/16 in.) Musée du Louvre, Département des Sculptures, Paris Image © Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Raphaël Chipault