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Modern Bronze Sculpture by Émile Gilioli, Apparition Architecturale

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Émile Gilioli, (France, 1911-1977) Apparition Architecturale 1964 Inscribed “gilioli” & numbered “2/6” Bronze sculpture Measures: 101 x 16 x 16 cm Edition: 2/6 About the sculpture “Apparition Architecturale”: "The most beautiful sculpture is the sky". Said Gilioli. It should be noted that Gilioli's work is remarkable in form, material and manner. The shape always revolves around the ideality of the polished egg or pebble, the material, that of the workman that he will always remain, the way, polished, smoothed, until the mirror, that of the artisan of "The right way" that it will always remain. This sculpture, at the heart of Gilioli's work, perfectly represents Gilioli's talent for formal perfection in his artistic work. Two characteristics very often come back in his work: the circle in equilibrium and the broken line. These two features are reflected in Architectural Appearance. The circular shape that floats or balances on the line reminds us of the strength of the sun. This bronze was melted after an original onyx. Gilioli has designed several monumental sculptures for public places. Borrowing the same refined formal means as in small works, they often affirm the majesty of the vertical. Born of a feeling, an idea, their latent anthropomorphism - like that of this work - would not be denied by an artist who, like the painters gathered by the Granville, maintains the link with a reality, often internalized. "Architectural appearance" perhaps reveals the ambition to achieve architecture through monumental sculpture. More than the ascension sought in works that look to the sky is the balance between the erected form and its support horizontal, the contrast between density and restraint (concave volume, familiar shapes of the egg and cube introverted on the face), the ambivalence of the dark bronze and its polish reflecting the light, which gives the work its voltage, its presence.

Details

  • Creator
    Emile Gilioli (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 39.77 in. (101 cm)Width: 6.3 in. (16 cm)Depth: 6.3 in. (16 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1964
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4553114094051

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