The character heads of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt continue to puzzle the experts, even after 234 years’ of his death. Numerous analysts, historians and scientists tried to explain the inspirations behind the grotesque figureheads that the sculptor is famous for.
Extensive travels with his family from early childhood instilled in Emil Alzamora an appreciation of the humankind beyond national boundaries and personal identities. This early realisation finds its formal expression in his sculptures. With a gradual stripping away of the identifiable features, the sculptures are left with the qualities that matter – qualities as perceived […]
Sibylle’s work has all the elements of a quasi-mythic narrative bordering on the realms of fairy tale and science exploring the vulnerability of children and the pain experienced thereof. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that an old medical book of her grandfather, who was a doctor, with pictures of children suffering from various medical conditions has piqued her interest. Read on to explore and understand the artist and her creations.
Eva Antonini was born in Rapperswil, Switzerland and spent much of her formative years there before moving to Geneva in 1981. Her artistic soul tried finding many outlets, through music and dance and even through her studies in linguistics. She traversed many a path, in England, United States, Italy, Middle and Far East. The gems of experience gathered from all these journeys and cultural interactions were collected with care and were tucked away into her heart that later on permeated into the moulds of clay or alabaster that Eva lovingly caressed and cajoled into various forms with her hands. Eva honed her skills under the watchful eyes of the masters in the studios of Oreste and Antonio Quattrini, Giorgio Eros Morandini, Giovanni Cimatti and Ettore Greco. She received honours during International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Florence in 2005. And it was only the beginning. The former student of linguistics has learnt to speak in a language that is all pervading in its sublimity.