Very beautiful bronze dating from the end of the nineteenth height 35cm signed van der straeten round stamp of the society of paris bronzes georges van der straeten was first jurist until 1882 and then pupil sculptor jef shreds. We know from the agenda of curiosity, artists and amateurs that he lived at 20 rue vintimille in 1889.He exhibited at the show. From Paris from 1885 until 1912. He will work and will be friends with Jan Van Beers. According to the illustrated art magazine of December 15, 1892 this friendship was very precious to him, it is thanks to this frequent contact, to these continual communications between him and the elegant artist, that he will finally find the true formula of his talent. And that he managed to carve out a share of renown in this kind of kind that is called everywhere, today, the Parisian genre. It is only after a thorough knowledge of the Parisian walls that van der straeten became the delicate and witty sculptor he is today, only by penetrating the secret of all that makes grace, joy and the life of our capital. It is to render the various aspects of this unique and delicious type, the harmony of this light horn kneaded with some unknown angelic or vicious substance, in a word, the irresistible seduction of this creature, at once chaste and provocative, that he multiplied the resources and the charms of his talent. Sculpture alone, confined to the regions of great art, seemed to disdain to associate themselves with these homage. It was necessary for a young Belgian lawyer to arrive in Paris to notice the new field of study first and prepare for the harvest. It has the merit of always breaking with the known.
To know how to preserve its originality, to never neglect at last the grace of the disposition, the naturalness of the arrangement and the unforeseen of the pose. He will receive various awards including a silver medal at the 1900 World's Fair.He will become Knight of the Legion of Honor. Georges van der straeten demonstrates a great technical mastery in his achievements and a high quality finish. He produces many portraits, graceful and enticing figures of young Parisian women where, according to pierre kjellberg, one \This artist is representative of the beautiful era. Period when the new art appears. International artistic movement that breaks with academic production. In this sense, it constitutes a new way of expressing itself perfectly in phase with this period of political, social, technological and intellectual innovation. He is the pioneer of the Parisian genre in sculpture. Free shipping for Europe 80 euros for the international. The item \The seller is \This item can be shipped to the following country: