Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (May11,1827-October 12,1875) was a French sculptor and a painter, his early studies were under Francois Rude.
one of my favorites work done by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux is known as the " Fontaine des Quatre Parties du monde, " the four parts of the world. Embodied by its female figures representative of Europe, Asia, Africa and America, twisting their bodies to turn the sphere also called " Fontaine de l'Observatoire "
you can also see another version of it in the Musée d'Orsay,
for my studies i have chosen one of the figures of this great sculpture, it took many months to finish but i really enjoyed working on it, after cooking it i decided to give it the Patina green effect, so i used gilded gold base coat and then applied the green Patina