Sculpture ~ AUGUSTE JANNIOT "RAPE OF EUROPA"

AUGUSTE JANNIOT "RAPE OF EUROPA"

Alfred Janniot, the famed French sculptor whose work graces many important locations in France, including the exterior of the musee d'art Moderne in Trocadero, Paris, and Rockefeller Center in New York, is closely associated with the Art Deco movement.

In this wonderfully sensual and dynamic piece, Europa seems quite willing!! This is in terra-cotta, and her lips, hair and fingertips are delicately hand-tinted.

 

From Primavera Gallery's collection of sculpture by Auguste Janniot.

 

Auguste Janniot