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Les monuments publics de Raymond Delamarre (1890-1986)

Abstract : A first prize winner for sculpture in 1919, parisian-born Raymond Delamarre belongs to the neo-classical plastic order of the prize winners of the 20’s : painters Dupas, Roganeau, Billotey, Pougheon and Despujols, sculptors Foucault, Janniot, Martial et Vézien, engraver Decaris, architects Carlu, Roux-Spitz et Azéma. Attracted by colossal works, Delamarre gets free from the academic teachings of Beaux-Arts and reconciles his art as a medal-maker /decorator with a monumental one. Commissioned by architects, often Rome winners too, he is first and foremost a learned, elegant sculptor, with a liking for allegories, creating intricate works, half way between a decorative tradition, a high degree of realism and modern art. Volume plasticity and simplification of lines are derived from archaic Greek art and his technical and stylistic models from Roman toreutics. Influenced by Italian mannerists, he refers to French art in its various forms. The sinuous lines are borrowed from Ingres, Burne-Jones and Art nouveau, from Bourdelle’s synthetic art and Art Deco style. His agile mind’s eye is ensured by Rodin’s theory of profiles. The arrangement of his figures at various levels in his monumental reliefs are inspired by Janniot. His search for reliable references lend a historical, didactic and symbolical value to his work which, after the war, sometimes become too systematic. He is at his best when expressing very readable forms in original, poetic lines, akin to the daring attempts of cubists. However, he reasserts the continuity of a national identity of art, and shows that it can thus give birth to powerful, rythmic and greatly inventive plastic creations.
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Béatrice Id Haurie. Les monuments publics de Raymond Delamarre (1890-1986). Art et histoire de l'art. Université Toulouse le Mirail - Toulouse II, 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : 2012TOU20011⟩. ⟨tel-00745740⟩



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