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JEAN-MARIE APPRIOU, the sculpture and the imaginary

Jean-Marie Appriou, patch of brambles , 2019. Technique: Cast aluminium. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Jan Kaps, Cologne, germany ; C L E A R I N G New York/Brussels . Copyright: © Blaise Adilon
Biennale de Lyon

Since the Winter Journey to Versailles in the winter of 2017-2018, this young sculptor born in 1986 in Brest, surprised by his freedom to reinvent the wonderful building on the traditional know-how.

At Versailles, his works presented in the Grove of the Obelisk inspired by the tradition of ornamental pots and fire terms (terminals) that punctuate the drama of the gardens. Each symbolized a season and an element, faithful to the idea of a world governed by a natural order, immutable and perpetually reborn. The grove opened up on the double theme of the Fall and of the water through the figure of the swan. Has the right and the left, two busts of women to the hair adorned one side and Summer , his ears of wheat and cereals, and the other the Spring s, its buds, flowers, and butterflies. One was a reference to the harvest, the other to fertility. These iconic associations of the …

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