Bronze with multi patina
cast by JOLLET et Cie
height 65 cm
Marius-Joseph Saïn (1877-1961) was a French sculptor. Before settling in Paris in 1902 and pursuing studies at the School of Fine Arts in Paris, Saïn frequented that of Avignon and Marseille. During his training, Saïn worked under the direction of sculptors Gabriel Thomas, Antoine Injalbert and Henri Allouard and collaborated with Félix Charpentier in his studio. The influence and renown as a painter in the capital of his big brother Paul Saïn allowed him to meet all the intelligentsia of the time and received many private and state orders with many monuments. Saïn began at the Salon of the Society of French Artists in 1903. A number of his works are preserved in the museum of Avignon, such as Harmony, Christ at the column and The Song of Wine.
Associate of French artists in 1907, Sain participated in 1910 in the Salon of the French Artists' Society, which earned him a travel grant to Algeria. Founded in 1908, this society strongly encouraged the artists' stay in the colonies, true to its motto: "the colonial expansion for art in favor of France and art". From his few months spent in Algeria before embarking for Greece in 1912 and being mobilized in 1914, Saïn kept a dazzled memory: a new inspiration, with shepherds, water carriers ... In 1911 at the Salon des French artists, Saïn exposed two plasters made in 1910 from which several bronzes were cast : Aïn-Regada, young Arab shepherd and Aziza, nomadic girl. His bronzes have very beautiful surface effects to suggest the texture of the fabrics.
65 000 €