This variation reflected not just size, subject and condition, but also whether the piece was a lifetime cast, signed by Barye
, or a posthumous cast.
Barye was swiftly tried over a mile and a half and he rose to the challenge as he led a furlong from home and kept on all the way to the line for a two-length victory.
The handicapper was clearly impressed as Barye has been hiked 5lb in the ratings, but he remains relatively unexposed and one to follow at this distance.
(4) The Goncourts had certainly read Gautier's colorful comments on Barye. The brothers knew Gautier and greatly admired him, although they also recognized that their ambitions in criticism were fundamentally different from those of the older Romantic.
The first instance occurs with the mention of "le travail de la robe, travail sans relief, travail de rayures couchees dans le sens du poil." The Goncourts are referring here to the evidence of the ebauchoir, or knife, that Barye used to indicate the patterning of the fur in the two animals, since both the jaguar and the hare are rendered with such hatchings.
The delight with Barye is in the details: a curling tail, a twisting neck, a cracked hoof.
(3) "Antoine-Louis Barye and the American Collector" opened at James Graham & Sons, New York, on January 17 and remains on view through February 28, 2004.
Barye eventually became fascinated by wild animals and began to study actual animals and their habits in the wild.
Like most of Barye's works, this one is full of movement in spite of being a heavy piece of bronze sculpture.
9), executee en marbre par Barye pour l'eglise de la Madeleine, est moulee dans sa cotte de mailles et coiffee d'une couronne qui se veut medievale; mais sa gestuelle est celle de la Polymnie antique et le drape de son grand manteau est inspire de celui de Julia, fille d'Auguste; Ingres, en 1845, utilise la meme attitude pour le portrait de la Comtesse d'Haussonville.
Par son presuppose de la preeminence de l'art des Anciens grecs, EmericDavid est un homme du neo-classicisme triomphant, mais ses preceptes, bases notamment sur l'etude du modele vivant et de l'anatomie, nourriront egalement l'individualisme et la volonte expressive de sculpteurs romantiques comme Barye ou Rude, mais aussi le realisme des Dalou et Falguiere.
As Alexander Kader, head of sculpture at Sotheby's, explains, a good lifetime cast of Barye
's Cheval Turc--one of the artist's most famous sculptures--'can fetch around 50,000 [pounds sterling], while a model cast posthumously by the Barbedienne foundry will decrease in value by around 25%' (Fig.