Friday, May 11, 2018

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

French sculptor and painter Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux was born on this date in 1827. This is his haunting sculpture "Ugolino and His Sons."

Tragically,  Carpeaux’s prolific output was cut short by the age of 48, when, partly blinded by marble dust, he died of bladder cancer.




https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/carp/hd_carp.htm

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/28/arts/design/jean-baptiste-carpeaux-a-french-artist-of-multiple-passions.html

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