Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Jean Del Cour

Jean Del Cour - Ange Adorateur (Bois polychromé © Michel Lefftz)It seems an attack of piety caused ArtDaily to post this picture of an angel - Jean Del Cour's Ange Adorateur - on Christmas Day, because the exhibition it promotes opened last October. The French city of Liege is commemorating the 300th anniversary of the death of Baroque sculptor Jean Del Cour with an exhibition of 130 of his works at the Collegiate Church of Saint Barthélemy. Adoration is one of those suspect emotions that the best of artists can fail to portray. Despite the high quality of the sculpture, this adoring angel looks like somebody with learning difficulties. She reminds me of the artwork for Mills & Boon covers, in which passion has the appearance of a couple trying to repress an outbreak of wind. The exhibition continues until 3 February 2008 (title link). Parlez vous Français? CLICK.


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