We thought it would be a difficult subject matter but our colored terra cotta portrait bust of ValÃ©rie de WoÃ«lmont by Prosper d’Epinay proved to be one of the most popular works of our booth at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris.
In an afterthought we can see why : she’s beautiful, attractive and art historically -when you think of it- fascinating. After centuries of monochrome sculpture, color reappears in the mid 19th century.
Twenty years ago our friend, Andreas BlÃ¼hm, organized an extremely interesting exhibition called « The Colour of Sculpture » in the van Gogh museum and apparently the subject matter remains very much alive…
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