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Maillol sculptures from Stuttgart at Kunsthal in Rotterdam.

Photography Kunsthal Rotterdam by Tzina Alimpoutaki-Joustra.
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                                     Aristide Maillol's ( 1861- 1944) twenty sculptures are to be exhibited until 10 February 2013 at Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam. His female figures which are interpreted as an important precursor to Henry Moore and Alberto Giacometti  are given to the famous artist recognition for renewing the sculpture art in France and  international.
Maillol who was born in Banyulus- sur-Mer, Rousillon was a Catalan (French) sculptor, painter and printmaker. He enrolled in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1885 and through his early paintings was clearly shown the impression of Paul Gauguin influence on his figures.
In 1985 he began to make small terracotta sculptures and the most important interest for his artistic work was the figurative style of female body.
                   La Mediterranee by Aristide Maillol. (Photography by Museum Boijmans van Beuningen.Rotterdam. )
                                      Sculpture Aristide Maillol at Kunsthal in Rotterdam.
                                                         Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam.

                                  Aristide Maillol. Photography by Kunsthal Rotterdam. The Netherlands.
The largest collection of Maillol's work is maintained at the Museum Maillol in Paris and the most admired sculptural artwork is the famous La Nuit -Night.

The world famous Maillol's sculpture La Nuit (1909) is temporarily removed from a public square in Stuttgart and was arrived in Rotterdam together with other works by Maillol for a retrospective exhibition at the Kunsthal museum.
His artwork The Bather ( 1899) belong to the permanent collection of the Stadelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

                                      Abstract and figurative means sculpture Maillol.

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