Jean Goujon (c.1510- c. 1565)
Jean Goujon was the foremost French sculptor of the 16th century; his most well known work is a series of reliefs for the Fountain of the Innocents. Not only a sculptor, but an architect as well, Goujon was one of the main players in the French Renaissance.
Goujon s sculptures are prime examples of the mannerism movement in France. His figures are elongated, sensual and fluid, as well as reminiscent of Greek sculpture. Goujon s graceful and pure style influenced the decorative arts in France for centuries to follow.
His most famous works include a series of water nymphs for the Fountain of the Innocents in Paris and other sculptures on the faade of the Louvre.
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