“The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, a major retrospective that explores the life and body of work of the exceptionally gifted, deeply tormented sculptor who defined the heady atmosphere of the Second Empire in France (1852–1871), is on view at the Metropolitan Museum, in NY until May 26.

The first exhibition in 39 years devoted to Carpeaux (1827–1875), features about 150 works including sculptures, paintings, and drawings, curated around the major projects that the artist undertook during his brief career.