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Sophie Martin
Bronze Yawning Hippopotame

2006

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$4,500Asking Price

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Animal sculptor Sophie MARTIN creates from inert clay a whole living animal kingdom. She freely observes the animal and captures and interprets a movement; and places it in nature and real life with a zest of fancy. Without humanizing the model, respecting the uniqueness of each one in its biodiversity. After studying three years of art history at the Ecole du Louvre, it was with her uncle and her aunt veterinarians, that her love for animals truly took shape in the clay; as with the first models' animals on the examination table, or in the barn! Resolutely turning away from fine arts, from posed nudes she devoted herself to the anatomy of the animal world. An animal does not pose, it moves, you have to understand how! She will be an animal sculptor artist. In 1994 she signed her first vernissage devoted to horses. Since then, Sophie Martin creates on clay, exclusively. Then transformed into a bronze foundry for exhibitions in places and on various themes.

Details

  • Creator
  • Creation Year
    2006
  • Dimensions
    Height: 5.91 in. (15 cm)Width: 23.63 in. (60 cm)Depth: 5.91 in. (15 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    BRONZE numbered 4/8 Delval foundry.
  • Gallery Location
    Pasadena, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: sophie martin hippo baillant1stDibs: LU40634491311

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