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Pompon pencil

Pompon pencil

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The "Pompon" line of products for young people offers a colourful, stylised interpretation of the famous sculpture by François Pompon, the Polar Bear, at the musée d'Orsay.

Its fresh and dynamic design encompasses small decorative and functional objects, such as rubbers, kaleidoscopes, flasks, tumblers, ...
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Characteristics

Original work kept at :
Paris - Musée d'Orsay
Themes :
Animals, Childhood
Art movement :
20th century
Artist :
François Pompon (1855-1933)
Material :
Wood
EAN :
3336728666431
Reference :
CU400765

The artist

François Pompon (1855-1933)

Son of a cabinetmaker, François Pompon entered the school of fine arts (Ecole des Beaux-Arts) of Dijon after having earned his living in Saulieu as a stone and wood worker. He studied architecture and sculpture and acquired basic knowledge in engraving.In 1874, he left for Paris and, thanks to contacts with contractors transforming Paris during the Second Empire, was able to produce decorative figures and caryatids for the façade of City Hall. For the next fifteen years, he worked as Rodin's assistant.It was only at the age of 67, with the 1922 Salon, that he attained success with the "White Bear".Especially known as a sculptor of animals, he exalted lyricism in light by polished surfaces with an economy of detail.After having been placed at the "Jardins des Plantes", the three hundred pieces bequeathed by F. Pompon were transferred to Dijon, at the Musée des Beaux-Arts.