Germain Pilon

Born in Paris, France in 1528. He died in France in 1590.

His life/training

Pilon spent most of his time in Paris, France. He would paint the models from the French school Fontainebleu. He was trained by his dad in Italy. His dad taught by using the technique Italiante Mode. Pilon was an emotional painter and sculptor. During the first few years, Germain was taught how to use plaster, marble and bronze. He spent most of his years painting models. Their were no known patrons.

His 3 Works

Pilon did all sorts of stuff. He did a little bit of sculpting, but most of his work was him painting. Three pieces of artwork he did is the Monument for the Heart of Henry II, he worked on this with other sculptors, but he broke away from them. Pilon received the “lion's share”. Located in the Louvre. The second piece of artwork he did was called “The Tomb of Valentin”, this was a statue that is now in located in the Louvre. This statue came from Pilon’s religious side. During the time he was making this the intensity of his religious nature affected the way this statue turned out. The third piece of art was called the “Virgin of Sorrows.. This was another statue. The first part of the statue is more enclosed with grief than the medieval deplorations she calls to mind, for she does not hold the body of Christ. The second, because of the saint's outbursting ardor, one is tempted to dub a precursor of the baroque though it recapitulates Pilon's artistic manner. Pilon bypassed deep spirituality and gave the statue something more like the thoughtfulness of his allegorical figures.

The Virgin Mary Manor

The Virgin Mary Manor was sculpted in Franc. I, in 1500.I f you ever go to France, you could go the Louvre and take a look at it. The significance of this sculpture is that he used a new material called gilded bronze. He also used a special type of chisel to make the small, very detailed indents on the sculpture. This artwork is very special, this is because the piece is a very attractive looking and provides a great image of a woman. The Virgin Mary has on a long dress, keeping her body protected. The religious piece of this is that Virgin Mary could be a nun. The "ism" that closely relates to this artwork is humanism, because it is closely linking the sculpting of people and emotion closer together. I know this because her face is displaying an emotion. I find this piece so interesting because the tools he used to create this piece of art. And how long it probably took Pilon to create.



Google Search, Pilon, Germain Images December 3

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Pilon, Germain The Virgin Mary Manor. 1585 Sculpture(Chisel, Bronze). Louvre, Paris, France.

Pilon, Germain. The Tomb of Valentin.1573 Sculpture(Chisel, Plaster). Louvre, Paris France.

Pilon, Germain. The Virgin of Sorrows.1586(Chisel, Bronze). Louvre, Paris, France.

By: Harrison Bogursky