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Blood, Gore, and Guts: The Bronzes of Antoine-Louis Barye

The violent, dramatic sculptures of Antoine-Louis Bayre draw you in with their tense compositions and meticulous – some might say obsessive – attention to detail. Bayre had an innate ability to understand the behaviors and muscularity of all animals, and this served him especially well in his renderings of hunting cats, rearing bears, and stampeding elephants.