Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Art Blogging: Paul Landowski

Paul Landowski (1875-1961) was a French Art Deco monumental sculptor. Born in Paris, he was educated at the Academie des Beaux Arts. Landowski won the Prix de Rome in 1908 and became renowned as a sculptor of large monuments, erecting no less than thirty-five within Paris alone. Heavily influenced by Rodin, he was able to translate Rodin's breach with Classicism into Modernist norms.

The Sons of Cain (bronze, 1906, Le Jardin de Tuileries).

Christ the Redeemer (concrete, 1931, Mt. Corvacado). This 125-foot tall statue of Jesus overlooks Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Song of Songs (bronze, 2000).

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