The source of the bonanza. The extraordinary sculpture by French sculptor Emile Louis Picault is based, like many of his works, a Greek myth. The legendary King Midas wanted dionysos transformed everything he touched into gold. Dionysus, who was a favor to the King granted her wish.
Everything turned into gold, but was now threatened midas starvation and thirst. He turned back to Dionysus.He advised him to bathe in the river paktokolos (bonanza) to wash the curse. Since then, the river has carried a lot of gold with it. Picault has implemented the theme allegorically - as a young god of the mighty river and athletic with a jug in his side where stands a bubbling fountain filled with coins. The exquisite sculpture is incredibly naturalistic and sensuous in general appearance; it shows a wonderfully sensitive modeling every detail.
The different textures, patterns and muscles are worked with great care. Picault presented the original plaster in 1898 with great success at the show in Paris.
Very good original condition with a deep dark brown patina and uniform. Despite its compact dimensions, the figure seems surprisingly light and lively. On the front of the stand entitled \The signature and the inscription on the side? Picault exhibition of fine arts in 1898?Height: 78 cm width: 59 cm cm Weight: 47 kg. He began his career in 1863 with the exhibition of a work in paris salon. He became particularly famous for his allegories, warriors, heroes and representation of historical and mythological figures. Kjellberg: bronzes of the nineteenth century.
Dictionary sculptors, Paris, 2005, p. Thieme / Becker: General encyclopedia of visual artists from antiquity to the present, Leipzig, 1999, Vol. The legendary King Midas wished that everything he touched turned to gold.Dionysus, who still owed a favor to the king fulfills his wish. Indeed, everything turned into gold, but midas has now threatened to die of hunger and thirst. Again, he turned to Dionysus. Dionysus was advised to bathe in the river pactokolos (bonanza) to wash the curse. Since then, the river carries a lot of gold with it. Picault interpreted the theme allegorically - as a young god of the mighty river and athletic with a pitcher to its sides which flows a bubbling spring filled with coins. The exquisite sculpture is incredibly naturalistic and sensual in its entirety; it shows a wonderfully sensitive modeling every detail.
Picault presented the original plaster paris salon in 1898 with great success. Very good original condition with deep brown patina dark and uniform.
Despite its compact dimensions, the figure appears surprisingly light and lively. On the front of the base as \On the side of the signature and e registration. Picault exhibition of fine arts, 1898. Height: 78 cm width: 59 cm cm Weight: 47 kilograms.He became famous mainly for his allegories, his warriors, heroes and representation of historical and mythological figures. 572 thieme / Becker: General encyclopedia of visual artists from antiquity to the present, Leipzig, 1999, Vol. 78 x 59 x 38 cm. I appreciate the beautiful things and this is my greatest pleasure to find them, to draw them into their stories, spending time with them and then release them again. Add to that a passionate interest in the exceptional and high invoice objects.
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