Emile-Antoine Bourdelle (Bourdelle Emile Antoine)( French sculptor.)
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Biography Emile-Antoine Bourdelle (Bourdelle Emile Antoine)
Born in Montauban 30 October 1861. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Toulouse (1876-1884) and Paris (1884-1886). He worked in the workshops Falgera J. and J. Daniel, then became a favorite student and assistant to Auguste Rodin. His first job - Monument to the fallen in Montauban (1893-1902)
. Endowed with enormous creative energy, . Bourdelle sometimes in his works has resorted to look like it is outdated forms and ideas (eg, . Alsace statue of the Madonna (1922) made it in pseudo-style) or a deliberate distortion of the proportions in order to enhance the effect of figurative, . as in a dying centaur (1914),
. He was keen on the art of ancient Greece, especially the era of the Archaic and early Classical. Images of ancient Greek sculpture inspired him to create works such as Hercules, the bow (1909), Penelope (1909-1912), Sappho (1924-1925). Bourdelle owned monuments K. Alvear in Buenos Aires (1915-1923) and Adam Mickiewicz in Paris (1909-1929), he managed with remarkable sensitivity to catch the most important features of the personality of each of them. Bourdelle is also the author of portraits of Rodin, O. (1909), O. Pere (1910's), Anatole France (1919). Bourdelle died at Le Vesinet October 1, 1929.