French statuary

After being focused on ancient greek and roman art for couple of years, I’ve decided to turn myself to French statues during the 2015 summer. Two couples of paintings are the result of long studies in the Louvre musuem: first are mid-sized marvelous alabaster neo-calssic figures depicting young men, based on work by Pierre Julien and Louis Petitot, the other two interprete magnificent bucolique pair of marbles by Coustou, one of my favourite sculptors of baroque era. Every of these two pairs are concieved as a decorative elements to adorn an interior, following a principle of XVIth and XVIIIth cenuty ‘pendants’.

Michal Korman: GM -1779, oil on canvas, 40x50cm, Paris 2015
Michal Korman: GM -1779, oil on canvas, 40x50cm, Paris 2015

 

Michal Korman: CB -1826, oil on canvas, 40x50cm, Paris 2015
Michal Korman: CB -1826, oil on canvas, 40x50cm, Paris 2015

 

 

Michal Korman: Nymphe, oil on canvas 100x80cm, Paris 2015
Michal Korman: Nymphe, oil on canvas 100x80cm, Paris 2015

 

Michal Korman: Chasseur, oil on canvas 100x80cm, Paris 2015
Michal Korman: Chasseur, oil on canvas 100x80cm, Paris 2015

 

Les antiquités II

Antinoos (2010)

First one of the series, the ‘Grand Imago’ is a portrait of ‘Antinoos de Richelieu’ (Musée du Louvre) a XVII century copy of roman marble.

Grand Imago, oil on canvas 73×90 cm, 2010, private collection Paris

Octavius Aurgustus (2012)

Behind this painting stands a famous statue Augustus di Prima Porta (Musei Vaticani, Rome) and the bronze copy of this famous marble in Sana Lucia quarter Naples.

Michal Korman: Octavius Augustus, oil on canvas 81×100 cm, 2012 Paris

Athena (2012)

The virgin goddess: Athena. This is the helmeted representation of her from Venician Archeological collection of Museo Correr.

Michal Korman: Pallas Athena, oil on canvas, 2012 Paris

Apollo (2012)

Conserved in Vatican museums the worldfamous roman marble depicturing the greek Sun God in sophisticated contrapposto: Belvedere Apollo is a symbol of aesthetic perfection,  ideal canon, a standard of western conception of beauty. This copy of Leochares’ marble was discovered in central Italy 1489. You can non just overlook it when wallking in Octagonal court of Pio-Clementino part of the museums; together with Laocoon it represents the Best of the Pio-Clementino collection.

Michal Korman: Apollo, oil on canvas, 75×95 cm , Paris 2012