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date: 17 February 2020

Renonciat, Christianlocked

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 22 October 1947, in Paris.

Sculptor. Still-lifes, animals.

Christian Renonciat studied literature and philosophy before turning to the restoration of works of art, notably in wood. In 1975, he opened his own sculpture studio in Valbonne. Renonciat is noted for his trompe l'oeil items, such as sheets, blankets, pillowcases, packaging materials, decorative plastic sheeting, clothes, suitcases and so on, but he has also produced human figures (such as his David), animal studies (horses, grasshoppers) and mythological subjects, such as Pegasus and Icarus, typically carved from lime, alder, cedar or sycamore. In all instances, he betrays a keen awareness of the essential. As of ...

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