Monday, April 28, 2014

X = Xavery, Jan Baptist, Sculptor - A to Z Challenge

ART: Artists, Art Trivia, Art Legends

A glimpse of the ART world, in the manner of an alphabetical mini-art tour. ART focuses on artists and art movements between the 1850's-1960's.
Jan Baptist Xavery lived much earlier than that

Faith, Hope, Love, Strength, and Justice. Statues by Xavery, at The Hague

X = Xavery, Jan Baptist
1697 - 1742

Late Baroque and Neo-classicist
(ornate design,adheres to classical principles of composition and subject matter)

Jan Baptist Xavery, 1697 - 1742, was a Flemish sculptor who lived most of his life in the Netherlands. Son of another sculptor, Albertus Xavery, he was taught by his father before entering the studio of Michiel van der Voort. He stayed until 1719 when he moved to Vienna, then on to Italy. He returned in 1721 and settled in The Hague.

Muses 1739, by Jan Baptist Xavery

In 1725, Xavery became a member of the Confrerie Pictura, the city painters' guild, though he was best known for his portrait sculptures. He married Maria Christina Robart the same year, with whom he had two sons, both who would go on to become painters. Xavery died in 1742, leaving his legacy in stone.


Have you heard of Jan Baptist Xavery? Do you like Classical or Modern sculpture?

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Brought to you by the A to Z Blog Challenge 2014 Team and the originator: Lee of Tossing it Out. Click the A to Z list of participants and read on. Hope to see you again throughout the blogfest.

References: More on Xavery Wikipedia on Xavery


"Faith", "Hope", "Love", "Strength", and "Justice", Five statues on the façade

Made by the Hague sculptor Jan Baptist Xavery before 1742. Old City Hall, or The Hague.

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Muses, 1739

Sculpture by Jan Baptist Xavery - St Bavochurch, Grote markt, Haarlem, 1739

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