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"La Petite Sphere" Bronze Abstract Sculpture by Emile Gilioli



A bronze sculpture on marble base by Emile Gilioli entitled "La Petite Sphere". This piece will be included in "The Forth Coming" catalog which is being produced by The Gilioli Archive. "Emile Gilioli was born to a family on Italian shoemakers who had settled beside the Canal Saint-Martin. After the first World War, the family moved back towards Italy, settling in Nice. In 1932, Gilioli took courses at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs de Nice, notably with the future artist Marie Raymond. During the Second World War, Gilioli was mobilized in Grenoble where he passed the remainder of the conflict. He made the acquaintance of Andry Fracy, a conservationist at the Grenoble Musee des baux-arts and led him to discover cubism. After the war, Gilioli settled in Saint-Martin-de-La-Cluze near Grenoble, where he sculpted in his workshop. His art was associated in a certain way with the deeds of the French Renaissance. He became friendly with Thomas Gleb. He advised his friend Georges Ladrey, who wished to leave the Alpes pour Paris with the intention of perfecting his skills in an art school, to develop his personal artistic vision, judging that his technique was sufficiently refined. In 1947, Gilioli exhibited in Salon des Realites Nouvelles in Paris. In 1949, Gilioli took part in the first Salon de la Jeune sculpture in the garden and chapel of the Musee Rodin in Paris. The first salon was attended by 63 sculptors including Gilioli. Emmanuel Auricoste, Etienne Haidu, BaltasarLobo and Berto Lardera. From 1954 onwards, Gilioli took part in collective exhibitions with other artists such as Etienne Martin, Alicia Penalba, Francois Stahly and Simone Boisecq. In 1997 to mark the 20th anniversary of Gilioli's death, the municipalite of Sait-Martin-de-la-Cluze decided to acquire Gilioli's house and workshop, respecting the expressed wish of wife Babet to create a space dedicated to the artist's memory. In 2004, the workshop/house was turned into a museum/library which hosts a permanent exhibition presenting Gilioli's work. Also in 1997, the Musee Maillol organized an exhibition in his honor from 27 February to 15 May."


  • Creator
    Emile Gilioli (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)Width: 13 in. (33.02 cm)Depth: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
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  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Ready to place.
  • Seller Location
    Stamford, CT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: ELS-528791stDibs: LU91861710422

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