Sculpture in terra cotta with brown patina.
Height : 84 cm. The base : 22,5 x 19,5 cm
The young Apollo, Greek god of arts and male beauty, is represented here standing dressed in the antique style of a simple toga, the weight of his body on one leg, the other crossed.
His highly refined hairstyle, with his hair arranged at the top of his head so as not to disturb the view by a few rebellious strands, is similar to that of the Apollo of Belvedere.
He is holding an acanthus leaf that falls on his right hand.
Neoclassicism, this movement, born in Rome at the time of the rediscovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum, spread throughout Europe and the United States between 1760 and 1830. Its main character is the imitation or rather the severe interpretation of Greco-Roman forms. This new classicism was born in reaction to the excesses of the Rococo, a late extension of the Baroque that spread throughout Europe.
14 500 €