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At the end  of the 60's Brigitte Deval started to model grotesque,
surrealistic figures heritage of the visionary and fantastic nordic
tradition. These first experiments recall the unsettling atmosphere of
Hoffman¹s tales and the ghastly visions of Hieronymus Bosch.
In time however her work evolves towards a more natural concept of the human
figure, towards a more sobre representation.
The image becomes more tranquil searching for light and perfect proportions;
harmony takes the place of exaggeration and excess.
The facial expression becomes the focal point of the whole, emanating
vitality to the figure, however nothing adoring or framing the figure is
neglected. The garments and accessories embellishing and placing the figure
in context are crafted with minute attention to detail without distracting
from the primacy of the facial features. This importance is not even
diminished when the eye of the observer is bedazzled by the splendor and
richness of the garnments and their perfect manufacture. After moments of
amazed fascination attention is swifthy drawn to the vital centre of the
figure: the face.
In the few essential lines of the features the soul is revealed or hidden,
depending upon how the creator perceives its psychology and intends to
interpret such.
More then 40 years of experience conducted along this path of fragile equilibrium have
produced a figure capable of synthesising interiority and exteriority,
ephemeralness and eternal, the soul¹s secrets and their revelation.



Fine anni 60 Brigitte Deval comincia a modellare figure surreali e grottesche legate alla tradizione nordica fantastica e visionaria.

Sono prime prove che richiamano alla mente il clima inquietante delle novelle di Hoffman e delle allucinate visioni di Jeronimus Bosch.

Strada facendo il lavoro si evolve però verso una concezione più naturalistica della figura umana,

verso un modello più sobrio di rappresentazione. La visione si rasserena nella ricerca di luce e dell’esatta proporzione,

l’armonia prende il posto dell’eccesso e della ridondanza. L’espressione del volto diviene ben presto il “focus”,

il punto vitale da cui si origina l’energia che investe l’intera figura, senza peraltro nulla trascurare di ciò che la adorna e la contorna.

Le vesti e tutto quel che compone l’arredo della figura, o per meglio dire che la contestualizza,

sono oggetto di minuziosa attenzione fin nei minimi dettagli, senza mai offuscare il primato della fisionomia.

Neppure quando essi raggiungono un’evidenza tale da catturare l’occhio dell’osservatore e quasi abbagliarlo per la preziosità dei manufatti,

per la perizia di esecuzione di ogni accessorio. Dopo l’istante di affascinato stupore che coglie di fronte a tanta magnificenza,

lo sguardo viene attratto verso il vero centro vitale: il volto. Nei pochi tratti essenziali del viso si gioca tutto il teatro dell’anima che una fisionomia può rivelare,

o celare, a seconda di come l’autrice ne colga la psicologia e intenda testimoniarla.

Oltre quarant’anni di esperienze, condotte sul filo di questo fragile equilibrio, hanno prodotto un singolare modello di figura

capace di realizzare la sintesi tra interiorità ed esteriorità, tra effimero e duraturo, tra il segreto dell’anima e la sua manifestazione.




Available  figures and dolls:
April 2013


 
 
 SOLD
 
 
 
  SOLD
 

 
 
 
 
 SOLD
 SOLD
 
 


Available limited edition dolls:
April 2013

 SOLD  Sarah
 
 SOLD  Kathrinchen
 
 Rachel  SOLD
 Sebastiana
This is only a very small selection of my 'limited Edition Dolls'
If you have interest, please write me a mail and I show you a
bigger choice of pictures

Available are more then 40 different ones

EXHIBITIONS:


1978 Exhibition 'Herbstsalon' HAUS DER KUNST, Munich

1980 Exhibition MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

1983 Exhibition in the windows from 'TIFFANY'S with portrait

          sculptures of the artist Mimmo Paladino

1984 Exhibition in the LINCOLN CENTER New York

1998 Exhibition in the MINGEI INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM

          San Diego U.S.A.

2005 Benefit Exhibition  HAUS DER KUNST, Munich


          Figures are owned from museums in USA, Swizzerland, Germany,

          England, China, Japan


PRIVATE COLLECTORS:

Ann Rice, Jenny Craig, Mary Osmond, Demi Moore,

Michael Jackson, Richard Simmons, Brigitte Nilson and other





SCULPTURES
 



      Portrait of Robert Mapplethorpe  (1988)
medium: porcelain


 


Portrait of Joseph Beuys (1981)
medium: bronze

 







PEPPER  MILLS
PFEFFERMÜHLEN
MACINAPEPE



                      AIDA



                      GIZE



                   MORANDI

















                          COLLE




                      BASE




                CASCATA mid



                    CASCATA



 

TRATTORIA


                BROCATELLO
                     painted


 
                BROCATELLO


                    MORANDI
                      painted


                       AIDA
                    version 2













JEWELERY


CONTEMPORARY

2008


 

 
 


 




ELISA DEVAL*1983

Work 2003 - 2015



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





DECORATIVE ART
KLEINKUNST
ARTI  MINORI


PUTTI
GARDEN SCULPTURES MADE  OF TERRACOTTA




 



 







 
 




CHRISTMAS  ORNAMENTS
ANGELS
hight  10 inch   -   25 cm



 
 
 
 
 
 

 
MINIATURE  ANGELS



 
 
 
 
 
 

 

             
           
            
          
    
           
 

  
 
 



BEADED AND  WIRED  ORNAMENTS

SUMMER  BEADING LESSONS IN TUSCANY
CONTRACT: senavetus@libeero.it
Phone: 0039 0577 662201



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 







PAPER  CUTS


  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

 
 
  








 MINIATURE  CHRISTMAS TREE  1:12 for Doll houses    7 inch tall


Pendants for Christmas tree decoration
   4 inch tall without the star on the top
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 



TOUCHSTONES  IN SWISS PINE WOOD

 
 
 












MINIATURE FIGURES
Doll house size (1:12)



 
 
 




MODELING  LESSONS


Brigitte Deval's figures faces are worldwide known for the expression of inner human beauty.


In middle of Tuscany in the hilly landscape of Southern Siena, she would like to teach you modeling and sculpting.


Her intentness is to instruct you about form, and to show you the substance of the human expression in art.


In the tutorials you will learn even to build animals or any other form you like to do.


Her aim is to provide you an universal understanding of view about the content of your work.




AMBIENTE IN TUSCANY (Italy))


View from the terrace (Loggia)
where  you will work 

 





TUTORIALS


Basic courses starting from €200  for 3 days, two hours a day



ADVANCED

Please call: oo39 0577 662201              senavetus@libero.it



INSTRUCTION FOR CHILDREN

Creative afternoon or evening with snack and dinner


Please call




ACCOMODATION


For night and person €55,00
 
 







Guest - Room size almost 500 sq.ft       -      47 square meter