The Resource Ingrid Donat, author, Anne Bony ; preface, Peter Marino

Ingrid Donat, author, Anne Bony ; preface, Peter Marino

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Ingrid Donat
Title
Ingrid Donat
Statement of responsibility
author, Anne Bony ; preface, Peter Marino
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Language
eng
Summary
Ingrid Donat creates sculpted furniture, most often in bronze. Taking a painterly approach to this weighty medium, Donat draws on diverse decorative influences. Art Deco, tribal tattooing, the work of Gustav Klimt and Armand-Albert Rateau have all inspired the intricate patterning of her work. Elements of Donat's practice remain consistent. Her creative process begins with a sheet of wax, which she inscribes, carves and shapes to form the "skin" of her work. This structure is then applied to her designs. She herself engraves the bronzes, paints the upholstery and treats the wood. Her pieces have been cast at the same bronze foundry, the Blanchet-Landowski, for over 20 years, as the stamp they bear goes to prove. Though often large and heavy, there is a delicacy to Donat's work. Almost like armour, she uses bronze to shield an idea of the fragile. In addition to her skilled craft, Donat is also an accomplished engineer. "Commode 7 Engrenages" incorporates a column of cogs into its sides. They begin to whir when the chest's drawers are opened or closed. The intrinsic mechanism animates the piece with movement and sound. Born in Paris into a family of artists, Donat was brought up in Sweden. In 1975 she returned to her birthplace to realise her passion for sculpture at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. During these years she began to apply her sculptural talent to functional pieces, strongly encouraged by her mentor Diego Giacometti. Only in 1998 did Donat begin to exhibit publicly a body of work she had been creating for over twenty years
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
NK2550.D65
LC item number
A4 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
catalogs
Ingrid Donat, author, Anne Bony ; preface, Peter Marino
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Ingrid Donat, author, Anne Bony ; preface, Peter Marino
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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Dimensions
32 cm
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Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9782915542950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)949865967

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