Confluence II

Atelier Alba
sculpture / wood
ash burl tinted in gradient (black "Napoléon III"), blackened pearwood, distemper gilding, solid beech, glossy gilding plate
lower tray - L. 44,5 cm, W. 23,5 cm, H. 1 cm
top tray - L. 40,4 cm, W. 20,5 cm, H. 1,7 cm
sphere - Ø 6 cm

plateaux amovibles
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Inspired by the archetypal forms of ancient architecture, the "Confluence" series of sculptural objects takes a contemporary look at two historic skills of French cabinetmaking: Napoleon III staining and tempera gilding.
Each of these objects is composed of a base inspired by the lines of the pyramid at the top of which sits a sphere. A game of assembly left to the free interpretation of its owner, it only follows the principle of positioning the sphere in a gilded housing that gives the illusion of a celestial vault. While the pyramidal structure is stripped in a skilful and innovative application of the Second Empire style colour gradient, which reveals the subtle and enigmatic beauty of the ash burr used for its veneer.
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