Puget, Pierre

Puget, Pierre
   painter, sculptor, architect
   Born in Marseille, Pierre Puget, the son of a master mason, developed his talent in local workshops before going to Italy, where he became the assistant to Pietro de Cortona, working especially on the Bar-berini Palace in Rome and the Pitti Palace in Florence. His first important sculpture was the Atlantes, for the city hall of Toulon (1656-57). In it, having been influenced by Michelangelo and Bernini, he affirmed his originality. Puget's other important works include Hercule (commissioned by nicolas fouquet) and Hercule gaulois au repos. His Saint-Sébastien and other pieces made him one of the most imposing baroque sculptors after Bernini. His last two important works, Alexandre etDiogène (1671-93) and CharlesBorroméepriant (1690-93) are among his most moving. Arrogant and headstrong, Puget, who is considered a precursor of romanticism, fell victim to the intrigues of fellow artists and saw many of his more ambitious projects rejected.

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