Marie Antoinette and her Two Children by Pierre Alexandre Wille
August 10, 2010
Marie Antoinette in the Round: Sculpture
Sometimes we just need a break from painting. In art school there was always a funny tension between painters and sculptors, although I can't tell you why!
Here are some works that represent Marie Antoinette in various mediums: marble, stone, terracotta etc. They really are quite lovely, and the likenesses are intriguing. I am particularly taken with the hairstyles!
The first image below includes both carved pearls and feathers, and I also admire the detail in the necklace with a miniature of Louis XVI on it. The image on the left is located in San Denis.
Pajou, Augustin. Marie Antoinette
Lecomte, Felix. Marie Antoinette
Boizot, Louis-Simon. Marie Antoinette (1781)
Marie Antoinette. 1783, marble. Louvre.
Gaucher, Christine. Marie Antoinette. 2006, terracotta.
Tibble, Antonia. Marie Antoinette #1. 2009.
Tibble, Antonia. Marie Antoinette. 2009.
Meyer Vaisman, Untitled Turkey XVII (Marie Antoinette). 1992