Site officiel du sculpteur Etienne Audfray

 

Drawings, drafts, red chalks

When we visit Etienne Audfray's workshop, we are impressed by the extraordinary mass of drawings, sketches and red chalks: another emotion another volume the drawing is, in a sense, the base and the matrix of his sculptures

... with models

During the drawing class and sculpture which he gives to his students he benefits from it to outline some drawings of the models which come to pose at these sessions

A hand… a shoulder… a foot… a bust… How much drawings does he draws to determine a sculpture?

A hand… a shoulder… a foot… a bust… How much drawings does he draws to determine a sculpture?

Little by little work takes form on paper

Then, little by little, the body appears in all its beauty. Etienne Audfray succeeded in being confined his work on paper, he now acts to give birth to it a second clay ground once

Tools

Tools always at rest but not for very a long time!

Go !

It is in his workshop in Bry-sur-Marne that he carries out his sculptures. The working sessions with the model and the sessions of moulding are very long. The body is worked with clay, then with the plaster, then with wax for finally to finish out of bron

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Etienne AUDFRAY Sculptor

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Etienne Audfray
Etienne AUDFRAY, sculptor, is born 10 the March 1922, in Combrée (Maine-et-Loire). He has a grandfather and an uncle painters whose names appear today in Bénézit.

His Father, organist, he inherits the taste beautiful, the direction of the harmonious form. With precise graphics of the cartography (its first work), which encloses it in static stresses and cold, it prefers the spontaneousness of art.
Very young person it is devoted to the sculpture. He will be the pupil of Pétersen, Séverec, Joachim, of the Masters who will be able to stimulate his undeniable talent.
In 1959, it enters to the town council of the Bry-on-Marne, is elected mayor in 1965, then Conseiller general in 1982. Art and the policy became for him the two components of the same passion, one which pushes it towards the research of the sculptural beauty, magnifiée in its statuary, the other which involves it towards the multiple tasks of communal management with, in point of organ, research continues enrichment of the city from which it guides its destiny. 
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His work

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Ses Oeuvres

Etienne Audfray presents to you nearly 80 works distributed of categories: portraits, figures, works monumental, a close-up on one of them, the photographs taken at a first session of pose and of his workshop.

You can also see some of its drawings, drafts and red chalk according to alive models which it always makes before beginning a sculpture.

 

His book

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His book

A very a beautiful book of 248 pages colors which presents the most beautiful drawings and the most beautiful works of the sculptor. The 7 chapters, of which you will find extracts here, present the whole of the work of the artist but also report, by many texts, the development of his art of his initiation to today.

 
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