- Alexandre Falguière
Jean Alexandre Joseph Falguière (also given as Jean-Joseph-Alexandre Falguière, or in short Alexandre Falguière) (
September 7, 1831, Toulouse- April 20, 1900, Paris) was a French sculptor and painter.
He was born in Toulouse. A pupil of the
École des Beaux-Arts, he won the Prix de Romein 1859; he was awarded the medal of honor at the Paris Salonin 1868 and was appointed officer of the Légion d'honneurin 1878.
His first bronze statue of importance was "Le Vainqueur au Combat de Coqs (Victor of the
Cockfight)" (1864), and " Tarcisusthe Christian Boy-Martyr" followed in 1867; both were exhibited in the Luxembourg Museumand are now in the Musée d'Orsay[http://www.insecula.com/oeuvre/photo_ME0000049612.html] . His more important monuments are those to Admiral Courbet(1890) at Abbevilleand the famous Joan of Arc. Among more ideal work are "Eve" (1880), "Diana" (1882 and 1891), "Woman and Peacock" (a. k. a. "Juno and The Peacock"), and "The Poet", astride his Pegasusspreading wings for flight. He sculpted "The Dancer", based on Cléo de Mérodewhich today is also in the Musée d'Orsay.
His "Triumph of the Republic" (1881-1886), a vast
quadrigafor the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, is perhaps more amazingly full of life than others of his works, all of which reveal this quality of vitality in superlative degree.
To these works should be added his monuments to
Cardinal Lavigerieand to General de La Fayette(in Washington, DC), and his statues of Alphonse de Lamartine(1876) and St Vincent de Paul (1879), as well as the " Honoré de Balzac", which he executed for the Société des gens de lettreson their rejection of that by Auguste Rodin; and the busts of Carolus-Duranand Ernest Alexandre Honoré Coquelin(1896).
Falguière was a painter as well as a sculptor, but somewhat inferior in merit. He displays a fine sense of colour and tone, added to the qualities of life and vigour that he instils into his plastic work. His "Wrestlers" (1875) and "Fan and Dagger" (1882; a defiant Spanish woman) were in the Luxembourg, and other pictures of importance are "The Beheading of St
John the Baptist" (1877), "The Sphinx" (1883), "Acis and Galatea" (1885), "Old Woman and Child" (1886) and "In the Bull Slaughter-House".
He also taught; among his students were
Francis Edwin Elwelland Laurent Marqueste.
He became a member of the
Institut de France( Académie des Beaux-Arts) in 1882.
Falguière died in Paris in 1900 and was interred there in the
Père Lachaise Cemetery, where his monument is by his pupil Marqueste.
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