Carl MILLES (1875-1955) The fight for life - Patinated bronze proof. Cast iron Andro

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Period20th century
StyleArt nouveau, Art deco
Note: The dimensions are those of the work alone
Width 10.2 in
Height7.5 in
Depth 1 ft 1.0 in

Carl MILLES (1875-1955)

'The struggle for life'

Patinated bronze cast. Old edition cast by Andro.

France, Circa 1920


Carl MILLES (1875-1955)

The Swedish sculptor Carl Milles (1875-1955), who resided in Paris from 1897 to 1904 out of admiration for Rodin, was one of the main figures of Swedish art in the first half of the 20th century. He was in a way to Sweden what Gustav Vigeland had been to Norway. The property he had acquired with his wife on the island of Lidingö, erected during his lifetime as a foundation, has become one of the most original museums ever devoted to sculpture, the MillesGarden, where the works resonate closely. with nature, water and sky. Some of his works have become icons of Swedish culture, from the monumental statue of Orpheus in front of the concert hall by architect Ivar Tengbom in Stockholm to the bronze Poseidon in Gothenburg.

In the gardens of Millesgarden, as well as in his work, we perceive all the characteristics of the artist's personality, his will, his joys, his doubts, his aspirations, his nostalgia, his enthusiasms are inscribed there at every step. By building his house, and making it little by little bigger and more beautiful, by tracing his gardens, by modifying them, by constantly enriching them, by planning future expansions and developments, Milles gives himself up to us, allows us to enter his thought and his deep meaning of life. By creating his gardens, Milles gave himself the possibility of finally showing sculpture in his own environment; to mix it with nature, to light it in the sun, to make it participate in a whole, in life. "

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