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Pilon

Pilon

[pee-lohn]
Pilon, Germain, 1535-90, French sculptor. He was court sculptor under the later Valois sovereigns. He executed several sculptures on Henry II's mausoleum at Saint-Denis. In the Louvre are a number of his vigorously realistic works including The Three Graces, supporting an urn that once held the heart of Henry II; portrait busts of Henry II and Francis II; The Virgin; and, his masterpiece, the figure of Chancellor René de Birague. As controller of the mint under Charles IX he made the finest medallions, medals, and coins of his time.

(born 1535, Paris, France—died Feb. 3, 1590, Paris) French sculptor. His decoration of the tomb of Francis I (1558), a relatively early work, shows an Italian influence, but he later developed a distinctively French expression by fusing elements of Classical and Gothic art with the Fontainebleau adaptation of Mannerism. His best-known works are funerary sculptures for Henry II and Catherine de Médicis at St.-Denis (1561–70). His work represents a transitional link between the Gothic tradition and Baroque sculpture.

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(born 1535, Paris, France—died Feb. 3, 1590, Paris) French sculptor. His decoration of the tomb of Francis I (1558), a relatively early work, shows an Italian influence, but he later developed a distinctively French expression by fusing elements of Classical and Gothic art with the Fontainebleau adaptation of Mannerism. His best-known works are funerary sculptures for Henry II and Catherine de Médicis at St.-Denis (1561–70). His work represents a transitional link between the Gothic tradition and Baroque sculpture.

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Pilon is a surname, and may refer to:

  • Alain Pilon (born 1960), Quebec politician and businessman
  • Daniel Pilon (born 1940), Canadian-born actor
  • Germain Pilon (circa 1537-1590), one of the most important sculptors of the French Renaissance
  • Hormisdas Pilon (1857-1937), Quebec politician
  • Jean-Guy Pilon (born 1930), Quebec poet
  • Juliana Geran Pilon, contemporary Romanian-born American political scientist and writer
  • Rich Pilon (born 1968), retired NHL ice hockey player
  • Roger Pilon, contemporary American libertarian legal theorist
  • Veno Pilon (1896-1970), Slovene expressionist painter, graphic artist and photographer

See also

  • Pilón, a Cuban musical form and a popular dance created in the 1950s

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