Bronze sculpture details
In the music world, an adagio is a tempo marking which describes a calm, slowly flowing melodic direction. Gautier's sculpture seems to listen to this kind of music - and appears to be in peace with himself.
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
The artistic theme of the internationally renowned French woman Marie-Madeleine Gautier, who was educated at the Paris École des Beaux-Arts, is one that has been typical of sculpture from time immemorial: the human being. More specifically, it is the female form, which she has for decades been moulding in ever new variations and exploring as an anatomical as well as artistic challenge.