vertumnus and pomona claudel
Pomona, the classical goddess of fruit, and Vertumnus, the god of transformation, are the main figures in an episode in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Sakuntula (or Vertumnus and Pomona) Although also smooth-lined and romantic, this sculpture differs radically to those of her male contemporaries. A terracotta study c.1886 is held by the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, an 1888 completed plaster version is held by the Musée Bertrand [fr] in Châteauroux, a marble version completed in 1905 and renamed Vertumnus et Pomona is held by the Musée Rodin in Paris, and several bronzes were cast for Eugène Blot [fr] from 1905 entitled L'Abandon ("The Abandonment"). It combines both a debt to Rodin and her autonomous style. Blot intended to make and sell dozens of copies, with a planned edition of 25 large casts (of which only 18 numbered casts were made up to 1937) and 50 small casts (of which 14 are known). , Claudel started on the work c.1886, with two designs in terracotta, and a third (now lost) probably in clay or plaster. The completed sculpture, in white marble on red marble base, was completed in 1905 and measures 91 cm × 80.6 cm × 41.8 cm (35.8 in × 31.7 in × 16.5 in).  L'Abandon has been described as "one of the most famous and recognised masterpieces created by Camille Claudel". More casts were made later by the Valduani and Delval foundries. Sakuntala, also known as Sakountala or Çacountala , is a sculpture by the French artist Camille Claudel, made in several versions in different media from 1886, with a marble version completed in 1905, and bronze castings made from 1905. Sakuntala, auch genannt Vertumnus et Pomona, auch L’Abandon („die Verlassenheit“), ist eine Marmorskulptur der französischen Bildhauerin Camille Claudel aus dem Jahr 1888. , In connection with her early work on the piece, on 8 November 1889 Claudel wrote to her friend Florence Jeans: "I’m now working on my two larger-than-life figures and I have two models per day: a woman in the morning, a man in the evening. The villa is set among orchards and gardens, and in summer, served as a retreat from the heat in Florence. Even as she collaborated on Rodin's major commissions in the studio, Claudel continued her own creative work, which the master supported and attempted to promote. , Claudel's plaster sculpture may have been influenced by Rodin's 1882 sculpture The Kiss (Le baiser) and his c.1884 Eternal Springtime (L'Éternel Printemps), but in turn it inspired Rodin's 1890-93 sculpture The Eternal Idol (L'Eternelle idole), and there are further echoes in his 1889 L'homme et sa pensée. For the sculpture by Camille Claudel, see Vertumnus and Pomona (Claudel) Jacopo Pontormo, Vertumnus and Pomona, 1520–21. Inspired by an Indian play about Sakuntala’s reunion with her husband after a long separation caused by a magic spell, the work was first modelled in plaster circa 1886. The patinated plaster won Claudel a honourable mention at the Salon des Artistes FranÃ§ais. For the sculpture by Camille Claudel, see Vertumnus and Pomona (Claudel) (b. Pomona fenced her garden so the rude young men couldn't trample her plants and vines. Later, by changing only the characters' attributes, a carefully polished marble version that Claudel produced in 1905 would be rechristened Vertumnus and Pomona. You can understand how tired I am: I regularly work 12 hours a day, from 7 in the morning until 7 in the evening, and when I get home, it's impossible for me to remain standing and I go directly to bed. One of the large bronze casts (#2) was sold at Christie's in 2013 for £1,071,650, and another (#15) was put up for sale Sotheby's in 2014. After repeated requests for a state commission and Claudel’s crushed hopes, the work was finally carved in marble thanks to the Comtesse de Maigret in 1905. Full of intensity and emotion, this group is a marvel of affection and modest sensuality. Work Record ID 152748 Image Record ID 688822 Classification Filing Number 275 C615 6SXV 2 CLAUDEL, CAMILLE View Title Vertumnus and Pomona, front view Creator/Culture artist: Camille Claudel (French, 1864-1943) Site/Repository Paris, Musee Rodin Period/Date 1888 Legacy Media/Technique Marble Dimensions 91_x 80_x 42_cm. 14,622-697: Vorgeschichte met. Die Aufgabe, oder Vertumnus und Pomona, oder Sakountala, 1905 (Marmor) (siehe auch 82895) von Camille Claudel als hochwertigster Kunstdruck nach Ihren Wünschen gefertigt.