Thursday, October 28, 2010

Parvine Curie is a Grande Dame in contemporary sculpture, a magnificent artist and a wondeful lady. She was married to the sculptor Francois Stahly who passed away a few years ago. She lives and works in the outskirts of Paris. I was very fortunate to meet her again in her home a couple of days ago, adding a new chapter to a book project my friend Robert Murphy and I are planning to publish on older generation of artists studios. Needless to say that I am a great admirer of her art which to my opinion is most remarkable and far from getting the exposure I believe it truly deserves. I'd be happy to hear what YOU think...

14 comments:

chemin faisant said...

quelle merveille, cette maison et tes photos.

IVAN TERESTCHENKO said...

Merci Catherine,

C'est une belle trouvaille n'est-ce pas ?
Come stai ?

18 Kerut said...

I have never heard of her. Her work is great! Very bold, and the shapes are spectacular, and to add, she is gorgeous, what a beautiful lady! Thanks for the info.
Jesse

Bruce Barone said...

Great photos.

Great sculpture.

I love the geometric shapes and the dynamic push-pull in many of them.

A pleasure to visit her studio through your vision.

Valéry Lorenzo said...

C'est étonnant, je pensais à Louise Nevelson, comme si les volumes s'étaient échappés de leurs étagères...
Toujours le chic pour vous trouver où la beauté chaleureuse se loge, et en rapporter du beau, évidemment !
Alors Bravo Terestchenko !

Ciara said...

Wow! What a place! I think artists studios have to be some of the most fascinating places. To think what is given birth in them! I look forward to your book.

I've never heard of this lady. Thanks so much.

And a great blog you have too!

little augury said...

Ivan, wonderful and the most wonderful is the artist in profile, going back through the pictures there is a similar strength and presence to them all. how can you achieve that profile in each and every one. as always inspiring eye.

by land by air by sea said...

thank you for this important and beautiful post. the gift of blogging perhaps is this glimpse into so many creative lives we would not otherwise know.

and the partners of artists...is there something about two under one roof i wonder, that allows the other to come out only later?

dora carrington and lytton strachey,
lee krasner and jackson pollock,
leonora carrington and max ernst,
all these come to mind as you open the door now to parvine's studio and marvelous work.
beth

IVAN TERESTCHENKO said...

I'm delighted you liked this story. I was quiet sure you would. This is where I feel comfortable in my work, with an artist, in a good home, far from the vanities and commonplace decoration that has invaded the glossies.

by land by air by sea said...

the beautiful door with holes and a key...

i think it is my favourite metaphor of this story...

beth

IVAN TERESTCHENKO said...

oh yes, that door...Parvine made it that way to allow the heat to go upstairs.

findingfabulous said...

This is one of my favorite posts. Thanks for introducing me to Parvine Curie. You choose to show those details that are most significant. The book sounds wonderful. I look forward to it.

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

Thank you for the introduction to Parvine Curie. What beautiful work... I would love to see in person. Your photographs are just beautiful! I love your Cadaques sketches/photos too!

edouard said...

extraordinary.genuine style.
love the photo of the photo with white flowers ? at each ear.