|Neptune Calming the Waves (detail), 1737, Lambert-Sigisbert Adam|
|Neptune Calming the Waves,|
1757, Lambert-Sigisbert Adam
|Lambert-Sigisbert Adam Self-portrait|
|Perseus, Lambert-Sigisbert Adam|
|St. Gerome, Lambert-Sigisbert Adam|
|Versailles, Basin of Neptune, The Triumph of Neptune and Amphitrite, |
1736-40, Lambert-Sigisbert Adam.
|Nymph Hunting with Heron, 1739,|
Tastes in painting and sculpture change, and nowhere more so than during the political, cultural, and philosophical upheavals in France during the second half of the 18th-century. The next generation of artists and critics considered Adam's work too "Berniniesque" and in fact, gave only grudging admiration for Bernini himself, and his highly theatrical Baroque style. Ironically though, in architecture, the Baroque continued to dominated well into the next century eventually evolving into the Beaux-Arts style (which was, in fact, mostly Baroque by a French name).
|Child Pinched by a Lobster, 1740, Lambert-Sigisbert Adam--OUCH!|