Le Grenouillard (Frog-Man)

A work made of patinated plaster.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of patinated plaster.

Date:

1892

Artist:

Jean-Joseph Carriès
French, 1855–1894

About this artwork

During his short but brilliant career, Jean-Joseph Carriès explored alternative sculptural media such as ceramics and plaster, which were considered vastly inferior to marble and bronze. His works draw upon themes from Japanese art and Social Darwinism, none more impressively than his late masterpiece Le Grenouillard. The squat figure with bulging eyes and an elongated spine appears to be half man, half amphibian, yet he could also be likened to a netsuke, a whimsical Japanese carving, but on a grand scale.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 245

Artist

Jean-Joseph Carriès

Title

Le Grenouillard (Frog-Man)

Origin

France

Date

1892

Medium

Patinated plaster

Dimensions

34 × 47 × 43 cm (13 1/2 × 18 1/2 × 17 in.)

Credit Line

Through prior gift of Mrs. Henry Woods

Reference Number

2007.78

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