Emmanuelle Carrad

Emmanuelle Carrad

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Collobrières (83), France
35 works

Emmanuelle Carrad's first collection was inspired by the Greek-Roman culture and the Italian baroque period which forms the basis of the French heritage, mostly relief carvings and sculptures in wood, marble or stone found in churches and bourgeois interiors.  

After having been outside of France for thirty years, creating classically-inspired sculptures became a way for the artist to immerse herself into my native culture while both appreciating and reconnecting with her French heritage. 

She then built an artist’s retreat in Collobrières, at the heart of the Massif des Maures. There she generated a new collection where the singular forms of stones and trees became intertwined with her classical sculptures. She also developed a collection of nudes in terracotta from live models, and became fascinated by its proportions and the complexity and versatility of the human body. It is thanks to her mother, a talented sculptor, that she has kept her interest in creating busts and faces. 

All of her sculptures are first created in clay, then fired. More recently, she has also used modelling wax. Many are then made in bronze in a foundry with which she has worked for years. This allows her to apply high contrast patinas to the same sculpture. She favours patinas imitating antique bronze, gilded wood aged over time, stone and sometimes copper. She emphasizes the importance of surface and form, completely transforming the look of a same sculpture according to the patina.  

Recently she experimented with different mediums, away from traditional clay work, and created new ways to express herself. Those new sculptures are simply an expression of her mind and heart, an experiment with shapes and volumes, still loosely based on the human form. 


Self-taught

- Old village workshop, Collobrières
- Agosta workshop, Collobrières
- Exhibition at Pierrefeu du Var

Emmanuelle Carrad's artwork

Ebauche animale dansante
Ebauche animale dansante
$289
Bronze Sculpture (12 x 8 in)
La gardienne
La gardienne
-30% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (10 x 59 in)
Êtres galopant dans l'éther
Êtres galopant dans l'éther
-30% in the Special Offers
Bronze Sculpture (14 x 14 in)
Lion muselé
Lion muselé
-30% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (15 x 8 in)
Petit lion solitaire
Petit lion solitaire
-30% in the Special Offers
Stone Sculpture (8 x 8 in)
La danse
La danse
-30% in the Special Offers
Bronze Sculpture (11 x 20 in)
La quiétude
La quiétude
-30% in the Special Offers
Bronze Sculpture (20 x 14 in)
Profile éphèbe
Profile éphèbe
$544
Bronze Sculpture (10 x 12 in)
Jeune éphèbe
Jeune éphèbe
-30% in the Special Offers
Stone Sculpture (10 x 12 in)
Le vol
Le vol
-30% in the Special Offers
Bronze Sculpture (8 x 8 in)
La rêverie
La rêverie
-30% in the Special Offers
Bronze Sculpture (14 x 14 in)
Buste de femme
Buste de femme
-30% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (20 x 30 in)
De la forêt des maures
De la forêt des maures
-30% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (17 x 36 in)
Feminité révélée
Feminité révélée
-30% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (12 x 4 in)
Femme hiératique
Femme hiératique
-30% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (14 x 37 in)
Le pélerin
Le pélerin
-30% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (19 x 19 in)
Homme puissant au repos
Homme puissant au repos
-30% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (22 x 17 in)
Femme en attente
Femme en attente
-30% in the Special Offers
Mixed media (10 x 10 in)
Femme entre deux
Femme entre deux
-30% in the Special Offers
Terracotta Sculpture (14 x 18 in)
Les sages ancrés dans leur savoir
Les sages ancrés dans leur savoir
-30% in the Special Offers
Bronze Sculpture (8 x 6 in)
Lion au repos
Lion au repos
-30% in the Special Offers
Bronze Sculpture (10 x 7 in)
Lion protecteur
Lion protecteur
-30% in the Special Offers
Bronze Sculpture (6 x 8 in)
Lion solitaire
Lion solitaire
-30% in the Special Offers
Bronze Sculpture (11 x 18 in)
Le poids de la honte
Le poids de la honte
-30% in the Special Offers
Bronze Sculpture (8 x 18 in)
Homme arbre
Homme arbre
-30% in the Special Offers
Bronze Sculpture (13 x 20 in)
Homme nu dans toute sa splendeur
Homme nu dans toute sa splendeur
-30% in the Special Offers
Bronze Sculpture (12 x 24 in)
Femme consciente de sa propre beauté
Femme consciente de sa propre beauté
$621
Bronze Sculpture (13 x 7 in)
Femme en train de disparaître
Femme en train de disparaître
$399
Bronze Sculpture (5 x 3 in)
Ébauche de femme drapée
Ébauche de femme drapée
-30% in the Special Offers
Bronze Sculpture (10 x 5 in)
Une feuille d'acanthe
Une feuille d'acanthe
Sold
Stone Sculpture (13 x 12 in)
Jeune éphèbe
Jeune éphèbe
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Stone Sculpture (10 x 12 in)
La terre mère
La terre mère
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Mixed media (19 x 31 in)
Silhouette drapée
Silhouette drapée
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Bronze Sculpture (11 x 14 in)
Le temps qui passe
Le temps qui passe
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Mixed media (8 x 14 in)
Femme blottie contre elle-même
Femme blottie contre elle-même
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Bronze Sculpture (5 x 3 in)

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