The Clodion fauna family, a bronze group resting on a circular pedestal with a shower foot in ocher marble from Siena; entitled "The family of fauna" after Claude Michel Clodion. Scene of Roman mythology representing Bacchus accompanied by his adoptive parents, a nymph and a satyr entwined affectionately tending the fruits of the vine to feed the child. Bacchus son of Jupiter and Semele is the god who offers men the wine that temporarily frees men from their problems. In Baroque literature, Bacchus is considered an allegory of the liberation of man from the slavery of his daily life. Dimension Height 54cm, diameter 32.5cm. Beautiful large Bacchic group with patina dominated by green with antique of a beautiful and fine quality of carving. It is worth noting a slight lack on marble top, which we can restore. Claude Michel Clodion is a French sculptor of the second half of the eighteenth century. Noted for his versatility as an artist and for the charm of his silhouettes, which includes Greek nymphs, cherubs and gods, Clodion is both popular and celebrated in his day. He quickly meets success and receives the Grand Prix de culture of the Royal Academy. Best known for its small terracotta sculptures, the works of Clodion are collected by an international clientele, Catherine II Empress of all Russia is one of her admirers. At the height of his glory, he carved the relief of the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in Munich. The artist rejects the Parisian society after being denied admission to the Royal Academy and the French revolution leads him to return to Nancy for a while. Clodion died on March 29, 1814 in Paris, France. .
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