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11th Biennial of the Sculpture Garden: tribute to Volti

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Volti, sculptor of feminine sensuality, is exhibited until November 15, 2019, on the occasion of the 11th Biennial of Sculpture at the Sculpture Garden. Internationally renowned artist, Grand Prix de Rome, Volti has been throughout his artistic career very inspired by women. His sculpture is in line with the movements of Rodin, Bourdelle and Maillol and is therefore perfectly in line with the great sculptors of the 20th century. Without denying this heritage, the artist has been able to integrate a new form, which comforts and gives us immediate pleasure: Volti's sculpture is smooth, round, human. Nothing is sharp in it, even in the most geometrical sculptures reminiscent of Henry Moore's art, nothing is aggressive, and everything is reminiscent of life.
 
Dn the framework of the Biennale de sculpture de Bois-Guibert, a major event on the site, the works are presented in an overall scenography in harmony with the seventy permanent works by Jean-Marc de Pas celebrating life and nature in a vast space of poetry. Visitors will be seduced by this alliance between art and nature, offering audiences of all ages the keys to explore this 11th Biennial.
 
 
After paying homage to Jean - Baptiste Carpeaux, Camille Claudel and François Pompon, this edition organized by Jean Marc de Pas in the magnificent garden of the Château de Bois Guibert pays tribute to Volti (1915 - 1989), a 20th century sculptor, draughtsman and engraver, with the presentation of monumental sculptures, on loan from Volti's sons Pierre A. and Nicolas Antoniucci, president of the Volti Foundation, some original bronzes and drawings (private collections) and lithographs illustrating poems by Volti.Emile Verhaeren.
 
Volti, a figurative artist, was very inspired by the female body, which he sought to magnify with generous volumes. Volti was attentive to the role that a work can bring to social life. His sculptures still adorn many parks today. The four monumental bronze sculptures presented as part of this Biennale "Harmony", "Arabesque", "The Three Graces" and "Florentine", are installed in spaces and gardens open to the public in Paris, Deauville, Nice and Carla-Bayle in Ariège.
 
The thirty other contemporary sculptors : Claude ABEILLE, Julien ALLEGRE, Nicolas ALQUIN, Robert ARNOUX, Yann BACO, BRÜNN, Christine CAUPIN, Christophe CHARBONNEL, Elisabeth CIBOT, Bruce CLICQ, Khaled DAWWA, Paul DAY, Thierry FARCY, Jon HELIP, Monica MARINIELLO, John O'CONNOR, Jean-Marc de PAS, Yanik PEN'DU, Jean-Michel PRADEL-FRAYSSE, Claude QUIESSE, Patrick ROGER, André SAUZET, Ilio SIGNORI, Marine de SOOS, Patrick VILLAS, Pierre YERMIA. Sculptures by Roger CAPRON (1922 - 2006) and Francesco MARINO Di TEANA (1920-2012).
 
Sculpture garden - Cloître Végétal

The Garden of Sculptures

In 1620, Charles Le Pesant acquired the first of the fiefdoms that would constitute the seigneury of Bois-Guilbert. His grandson, Pierre Le Pesant de Boisguilbert, born in 1646, became an eminent economist, a precursor of scientific economic analysis. The domain of Bois-Guilbert expands and transforms itself, to be completely remodelled in the 18th century, with the construction of the current castle, in accordance with the architectural canons of the Louis XVI period.
 
Sculptures by Jean-Marc de Pas - Château de Bois Guilbert
 
At the age of 21, when he became custodian of the family estate in Bois-Guilbert, Jean-Marc de Pas, sculptor and landscape gardener, decided to devote his life and work to this exceptional heritage. He turned this unique place into a large-scale work of art. In shaping these seven hectares, he sculpts nature so that History meets Art. More than seventy sculptures created by Jean-Marc de Pas mark out this garden planted with remarkable trees. A hymn to the gentleness of the passing of time, a poetic work shaped by patience and humility, the sculpture garden is an invitation to pure contemplation.
 
11th Biennial Sculpture Exhibition dedicated to Volti - Château de Bois Guilbert, route d'Héronchelles - 76750 Bois-Guilbert
 

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