Luckily for me civic sculpture is plentiful on the Cote d’Azur; on every roundabout, along the seafront and dotted throughout its towns and villages. This one’s yet another from the entrance to the village of Mougins, it’s Bellezza by sculptor Tiziano whose gallery is based here.
For Tiziano, sculpture is a true vocation dating back to his childhood. He was just 13 years old when he completed his first and was following in the footsteps of his father and his godfather, both originally from Venetia, birth place of the Italian Quattrocento style.
The artist then endeavoured to perfect and further his knowledge of drawing, painting and modelling by attending the Anca Sonia Academy of Beaux-Arts in Grasse and the Camos Academy in Vallauris.
Tiziano often goes to Tuscany in Italy, in particular to Carrare, site of the world renowned white marble quarries, to choose his blocks.The artist also works with coloured marble, in bronze and other metals.
Aside from his gallery, the sculptor also gives classes to local pupils and he organises the Grasse international Symposium of sculpture.
The work above in white marble shows a model bereft of superfluous details yet which preserves a scientific balance between imaginary and realism.
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