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Clodion

(1738—1814)


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(b Nancy, 20 Dec. 1738; d Paris, 28 Mar. 1814).

French sculptor (known by the diminutive form of his first name), who created some of the most charming works of his age. He produced a few large-scale works, but he excelled chiefly in small statuettes and terracotta figures and groups. They are often of light-hearted classical subjects—nymphs and satyrs and so on—and have the wit and verve of the best Rococo art. After the Revolution he changed his style completely to suit the sterner Neoclassical taste; his later work included carvings on the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel (1806–9) in Paris, which was built to commemorate Napoleon's victories.

Subjects: Art.


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