The MouretInspiration of the week is an exploration of an artform Roland was always fond and inspired of: Sculpting. By mastering the technique notably along his collections, Mouret casts a closer eye over the handcrafted study as well as some prominent artists that have caught his attention.
A pioneering force in modern sculpture, the multitalented Romanian artist Constantin Brâncuși paved the way for many others through his use of biomorphic forms and incorporation of bases. He believed that the bond his sculptures had with the space they lived in was of fundamental importance. His atelier became an individual work of art where he would spend days relocating the sculptures until they felt ‘united’.
It’s in that mindset that he bequeathed his entire studio to the French state in 1957, requesting that they reconstruct the space and recreate the exact positioning of its belongings.
In 1997, Renzo Piano took on the project which housed Brâncuși’s entire collection that consisted of 137 sculptures, 87 bases, 41 drawings, 2 paintings and over 1600 glass photographic plates and prints.