Voluptes en gerbes
Hervé Mathieu-Bachelot (b. 1945), Voluptes en gerbe [Voluptuous sheaves], pâte de verre mosaic, 1981
Designed to be used as a covering for a technical sheath, this glass paste mosaic is developed on a polyhedron. The design takes shape from panel to panel until the last one in a rigorous graphic logic.
Every day, thousands of passers-by can let their minds wander between the RER interchange and the entrance to the Westfield Les Quatre Temps shopping centre.
Born in Paris in 1945 and perfectly self-taught, Hervé Mathieu-Bachelot was known and recognised as an outstanding colourist, sculptor and engraver. His talents did not escape the notice of the RATP, which chose him as its artistic advisor. At the same time, he produced numerous artworks for urban spaces in Paris and its suburbs.
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