After much given recently in the spectacular with Jeff Koons and Murakami facilities in the park Castle of Versailles, those of Giuseppe Penone will talk less since the Italian sculptor gives in humility the relationship between man and nature. Guest in the program of theYear Ours, his work delights as his approach is a priori against the authoritarian geometry "French garden".
Penone, he wants to "stress ... in fact the strength and power of nature before man. "But he joined Le Nôtre by its desire to generate novel plant forms. The man is one with nature as in the myth of the nymph Daphne which turns into a laurel. The artist in love trees so intertwined bronze, stone and Carrara marble white trunks and branches to invent another form of harmony.
Giuseppe Penone Exhibition from June 11 to October 30, 2013
Palace of Versailles, chateauversailles.fr
Giuseppe Penone, Tra scorza e scorza, 2003-2007. Bronze and lime. Work produced thanks to Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art.
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