Ours blanc (Pompon)  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

L'Ours blanc (1922, "The White Bear" also known as "Polar Bear in Stride ") is a huge marble sculpture by François Pompon, widely largely reproduced (Jardin Darcy – Dijon, for example). The original is located at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

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L'Ours blanc est une statue en marbre blanc du sculpteur animalier français François Pompon (1855-1933). François Pompon opta pour la simplification des formes dans ses sculptures à partir de 1905. Il lissa les surfaces sensibles et débarrassa ses représentations animales de toutes fioritures. Quand L'Ours apparut au Salon d'automne de 1922, l'œuvre trancha par son modernisme sur la sculpture héritée du XIXe siècle.

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