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Playing with Fire: European Terracotta Models, 1740–1840

Playing with Fire: European Terracotta Models, 1740–1840
NEW YORK  •  Metropolitan Museum of Art  •  Ongoing
Approximately 135 terracottas, from quick preliminary sketches to completely finished models, demonstrate the dash and erudition of modelers across Europe during the Neoclassical age. The period saw unprecedented explorations of Greco-Roman antiquity, in which sculptors eagerly took part. Certain geniuses, bearers of such well-known names as Canova, Dannecker, Roland, and Sergel, are seen in considerable depth. The works are grouped thematically, emphasizing the typologies that preoccupied sculptors, such as self-portraiture, monuments to famous men, glimpses of arcadia, and the loves of the gods.

Accompanied by a catalogue

Metropolitan Museum of Art Web Site

Contact: Tel: (1) 212 535 77 10

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