Michel Bassompierre

Ravagnan Gallery, Venice

Born in Paris in 1948, Michel Bassompierre is one of the most important artists in the field of contemporary #animalsculpture. He has breathed a new and singular style into this discipline, recognisable at first glance. 

Giving precedence to the round shapes of bears, gorillas, Asian elephants and horses, he accomplishes a form which is as soft as it is precise, where light never quite disturbs the shadows. These harmonious animals, whom we seem to surprise within the natural space of their lives, are incarnated in bronze or in Carrara marble according to the traditional codes of sculpture.This is an artist who knows how to bring passionate work to life, work which testifies to an exceptional mastery of design, a perfect comprehension of volume, and a poetic approach to light which gives the observer an irresistible urge to reach out their hand. But it is also the artist’s tenderness, respect and humility that emerge in this work of rare delicacy.

Seductive and touching, his work has traversed the globe, allowing his bronze menagerie to escape to the four corners of the world.

We are now more than happy to have these fabulous sculptures in our Art Gallery and we are waiting for you.

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