KARP, Jean Baptiste (Carpeaux Jean Baptiste)( French sculptor)
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Biography KARP, Jean Baptiste (Carpeaux Jean Baptiste)
Born in Valenciennes May 14, 1827. He studied in Paris with Abel de Pyuzholya, Francisca Joseph Dure and Francois Rude. In 1854, Carpo was a prize trip to Italy, where he created the sculptural group Ugolino and his children (1857-1860). Carpo was one of the leading sculptors of the Second Empire, in his portraits he captured images of typical representatives of the society of this era. In works such as the high relief Triumph of Flora (Paris, Tuileries Pavilion de Flore) and dance (Paris, the facade of the Grand Opera), as well as the fountain of four parts of the world (Paris, Luxembourg Gardens), a sculptor well managed to convey the spirit of the time. Freedom of movement, open forms and bold game of planes, which is used to create black and white contrasts, are characteristic features of his original and non-academic style. Carpo died in Courbevoie (now-de-Seine) 11 October 1875.