2 Marble Statues by Lluïsa Sallent
Width: 42cm (16.5")
Height: 100cm (39.4")
Depth: 32cm (12.6")
2 very poignant half Torso marble Statues by Lluïsa Sallent b.1934, Spain. Drawing her inspiration from Joan Rebull's 'Little Gypsy Girl' Statue c.1933, which resides in the Catalonian National Museum of Art, Lluïsa created these Statues in 1978. The result is poignantly dumbfounding! These statues have real presence, the poise with clasped hands and tilted head is mesmerising, whilst the human like resemblance of bone and muscle structure under soft skin portrayed by the marble is enchanting. Like a pair of silent sentinels, these statues have resided in the same Barcelona residence for more than 40 yrs, acquired directly from the artist and are now available for the first time on the open market, the original collectors having been personal friends of the artist. Lluïsa Sallent emerged from a difficult time in Spanish history from a repressive environment, to reveal her independent character and incredible skill as a truly talented and multi faceted female painter and sculptor. Today, her works form part of prestigious public and private collections, such as the Lausanne Olympic Museum and the Barcelona Palau de la Musica.