The Easel

Getty Museum presents first major exhibition on 18th century artist Edme Bouchardon

Little known Edme Bouchardon was the pre-eminent sculptor of 18th-century France.  But royal patronage didn’t alter the fact that he was more admired than popular. A taste for naturalistic design sometimes jarred with a court that preferred rococo. As a result a limited number of commissions were finally realized. Those that were are ravishing as are his brilliant drawings.