Horse By Isidore Jules Bonheur
Isidore Jules Bonheur (Bordeaux 15 May 1827 – 10 November 1901 Paris), best known as one of the 19th century’s most distinguished French animalier sculptors
Isidore Bonheur, is known as one of the 19th century’s most distinguished French animalier sculptors.
Isidore Bonheur achieved this most successfully with his sculptures of horses.
There is little doubt that Isidore Bonheur was an acute observer of nature; his animals were not anthropomorphized, but modelled to catch movement or posture characteristic of the particular species. He achieved this most successfully with his sculptures of horses, which are usually depicted as relaxed rather than spirited, and which are among his most renowned works.
One of Bonheur’s favorite themes, however, was the Horse, with or without a rider. His pieces appear natural and effortless.
Beautiful animalistic sculpture for home
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