Daum Panther Head by Patrick Villas, Limited Edition Sculpture
Daum Panther Head by Patrick Villas, Limited Edition Sculpture
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Item# D05607
Size: H: 14. 1" L: 8. 6" W: 11. 4"

Patrick Villas was born in 1961 and trained at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Since 2010, he has lived and worked in France. His works are exhibited worldwide, and his international agent is Galerie Bayart in Paris. Patrick Villas follows in the line of the great animal sculptors like Antoine-Louis Barye (1795-1875) and Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916). His work is far from the smooth and shiny animal bronzes of the 19th century. He prefers a more raw, energetic approach to the material, always remaining faithful to the traits and character of the animal. This roughness, these asperities give even more presence tohis sculptures. All the power, elegance and flexibility of his models emerge under the light, and hisracy and nervous traits introduce animal art into contemporary art. For his first collaboration with Daum, Patrick Villas created this proud and powerful Panther's head sculpture. Felines are a central theme of Villas work, and this time, the motif is translated into Daum crystal. The material, worked with the lost-wax technique, preserves the rough modeling traces that are characteristic of Villas' style. This sculptural evidence of the artist's hand leaves the piece with a contemporary, painterly as the tic, and it picks up new emotional momentum through light and texture. In my work, I use shadows and natural light to create a living interaction between the viewer and the work. I suggest the details and the shadows complete the m. Throughout my career, I have researched different materials and techniques: painting, sculpture, bronze, clay, ceramics and now crystal. I've know Daum since my youth; when I crossed the whole of France in search of antiquities and captivating objects, the vases and lamp shades by Daum particularly touched me. Having the opportunity to create in partnership with Daum Nancy is an honor.

Daum, the legendary glassmaker master, has kept alive for more than a century a love relationship with the greatest artists of its time, giving their work of art a second life of crystal and colours. From the Ecole de Nancy, from Art Nouveau to Art Decoratif, from Majorelle to Dali, Arman and Hilton McConnico, Daum has not missed any of the magic rendez-vous of the artistic creation and modern savoir-faire, which has always renewed the alliance of art and art craft.

Few brands have worked with as many artists: for nearly 140 years, more than 350 exceptional signatures have constituted a heritage beyond compare, a unique collection.

How to convey those works into crystal sculptures? This is where Daum's secret lies, shaper of the exception, highly knowledgeable workshop, laboratory of wonders, designer of incomparable objects. All of the Daum pieces are lovingly hand produced in France, using traditional lost wax sculpting technique.