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"Pythagore" - light sculpture

Documentation Signed
Origin Belgium
Period New
Materials Silk paper, jesmonite, granite
Dimensions
W. 8 in; H. 70 in; D. 43 in;
W. 20.32 cm; H. 177.8 cm; D. 109.22 cm;
Creation Date 2019
Description Valérie Jolly - "Pythagore" sculpture in glass and concrete
Limited edition to 3 + 2 AP, handmade by the artist herself and signed
H 178 x L 21 x P 110 cm / H 70 x W 8 x D 43 in

Valerie Jolly's artwork is an exercise in 3D geometry: a delicate silk paper rectangle is balanced on top of the hypotenuse of triangle that, in turn, is balanced on a granite triangle. So as Pythagoras's theorem balances the sides of a triangle, Valérie Jolly's lamp balances pure geometric shapes and materials in an impossible equilibrium. Silk paper, jesmonite and granite are materials that compose it. This is a clap back to the presocratic Greek philosopher whose ideas and discoveries influenced all disciples from mathematics, geometry, to philosophy to music to astronomy...
Styles / Movements Brutalist, Collectible Design, Contemporary
Incollect Reference Number 338412
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