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Art Watch : Georges Saulterre

Georges Saulterre is our Art Watch Artist for today. This section is brought to you by Art From Us and Divvya Nirula. The Artists we spotlight here can be from any field, across any discipline, and using a variety of media. We share here why we think they are important and worth watching. Be it genius creators of eras gone by. Or the upcoming contemporary artist who is yet to have their first show. All come under the purview of Art Watch.

Why Georges Saulterre?

Have you ever stood inside a sculpture gallery of a world class museum and wanted to reach out and touch the art? Sometimes, maybe, never? If you found yourself in front of a George Saulterre work you wouldn’t just feel like reaching out and touching, you would, because you won’t be able to stop yourself. Saulterre’s technique with ceramics, clay, metal, and any other material is an approach that wishes to carve out the innate sensuality of the medium, and hence we can’t stay away!

This artist has created some of the most exquisite pieces depicting the human face. For this artist, beauty is a face, a body, a mask, a view from which numerous variations loom out of its sculptures. To this end he has devoted himself to working with various mediums in creating his forms.

Through his art, Saulterre seeks out beauty. But the central figure of his work is the human being and their beauty.

This Italian born artist, Georges Saulterre, was born in Italy in 1943 in Conegliano , not far from Venice in a poor family, albeit originating from nobility. He completed his classical studies in Paris , after which he studied at the School of Applied Arts. It was here that he came to be acquainted with the basics of sculpture and materials, as well as architecture, from Antoniucci Volti and Jean-André Cante.

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