'The struggle for life'
Patinated bronze proof. Old edition cast by Andro Fondeur.
Very good condition. Nice test.
France, around 1920.
Dimensions: Height 19 cm x Width 26 cm x Depth 33 cm
A similar copy is kept at the Musée d'Orsay.
Carl MILLES (1875-1955)
The Swedish sculptor Carl Milles (1875-1955), who lived in Paris from 1897 to 1904 out of admiration for Rodin, was one of the main figures of Swedish art in the first half of the 20th century. He was in a way to Sweden what Gustav Vigeland had been to Norway. The property he had acquired with his wife on the island of Lidingö, erected during his lifetime as a foundation, has become one of the most original museums ever devoted to sculpture, the MillesGarden, where the works resonate closely. with nature, water and sky. Some of his works have become icons of Swedish culture, from the monumental statue of Orpheus in front of the concert hall due to architect Ivar Tengbom in Stockholm, to the bronze Poseidon in Gothenburg.
In the gardens of Millesgarden, as well as in his work, we perceive all the characteristics of the artist's personality, his will, his joys, his doubts, his aspirations, his nostalgia, his enthusiasms are registered there. each step. By building his house, and making it little by little bigger and more beautiful, by tracing his gardens, by modifying them, by constantly enriching them, by planning future expansions and developments, Milles gives himself up to us, allows us to enter his thought and the deep meaning he has of life. By creating his gardens, Milles gave himself the possibility of finally showing sculpture in his own environment; to mix it with nature, to light it in the sun, to make it participate in a whole, in life. "