- REMBRANDT BUGATTI SCULPTOR - "Répertoire monographique" A METEORIC RISE by Veronique Fromanger Editions l'Amateur/Michel Jullien

SYNOPSIS 2017

  "BUGATTI"= 1999 The Cleveland Museum of Art - 2009 Melbourne, Australia "REMBRANDT BUGATTI Der Bildhauer"= 2014 Berlin, Alte Nationalgalerie

VIII. 1909-1911 : Bugatti's time is entirely devoted to preparing for important exhibitions - Ettore Bugatti 's factory is established in Molsheim , Alsace - Rembrandt Bugatti now faces his destiny alone - As Bugatti broadens his visual horizons, his sculptural vision is transformed: Grand Fourmilier (R.M.n237) - 1910: the Antwerp Exhibition and the pièce unique: Groupe de cinq vieux chevaux (R.M.n246) - Rembrandt Bugatti and his fascination for large ruminant mammals: Petit Buffle "anoa" (R.M.n261) - The wild animals become familiar friends - The Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) and the American Bison (Bison bison) : already endangered species by the turn of the twentieth century - Hébrard's 1911 exhibition of one hundred sculptures: the fruit of eight years of creativity - In Paris, the European avant-garde worked in a creative ferment - Isolated from his family and with dwindling funds, Bugatti suffers much hardship - Colosse, lutteur Olympique or the “übermensch” stripped bare

Preface: Philipp DEMANDT and Michel Onfray I. Who were Rembrandt Bugatti’s "fathers"? - Giovanni Segantini - Carlo Bugatti - Paolo Troubetzkoy - Giuseppe Grandi and Medardo Rosso - The Grubicy gallery and Bice Bugatti-Segantini - All’amico Borgatti

II. 1884-1902: Milan and the pre-Futurist period. - Milan - Ritorno dal Pascolo - Bugatti and photography - Bugatti : creator of the single moment in multiple dimensions - Albino Palazzolo - Ettore Bugatti

X. Rembrandt Bugatti se suicide le 8 janvier 1916. Aout 1914, Anvers : le désastre de la grande guerre, Bugatti devient brancardier. Décembre 1914 : Bugatti part à Milan rejoindre sa famille avec l'aide de palazzolo, il expose chez Grubicy. Mai 1915, Milan : Rembrandt Bugatti se porte volontaire, il est déja tuberculeux. Décembre 1915 : Bugatti revient à Paris, il se suicide le 8 janvier 1916. 1916 : le témoignage de son ami Milanais, l'architecte de Giulio Ulisse Urata. Pour son frère, Ettore Bugatti va reprendre le flambeau. Adrien Aurélien Hébrard va rouvrir la fonderie avec Albino Palazzo EPILOGUE : POUR LE REGARD TOUT EST CONTEMPORAIN. POUR UN NOUVEAU REGARD. Rembrandt Bugatti.Sculpteur Répertoire Monographique à paraître en Septembre 2009 - auteur : Veronique Fromanger.

IX. 1912 - 1916: The prevailing spirit of innovation is interrupted by the Great War - Marchande de pommes (R.M.n283) and portraits of the high society - The spirit of innovation meets the Belle Époque: a time of contrasts - Bugatti exhibits with Alberto Grubicy and the futurists with Bernheim-Jeune - Bugatti is adept at capturing the language of animals; for fifteen years he met their gaze - Bugatti retrouve les grands rapaces au zoo d'Anvers:les serpentaires,les vautours, les condors - To capture a likeness of the animal before him, Bugatti's approach is at once a precise and complex work of synthesis - The Condors editioned by Claude Koenig and Rungwe Kingdon (Pangolin Editions) - The bronze casts made exclusively for Ettore Bugatti - As the year 1913 drew to a close, Bugatti wrote to a friend: "Now things are beginning to go well” - The Royal Bengal Tiger and The Siberian Tiger

III. Paris and the Jardin des Plantes - Carlo and Rembrandt Bugatti settle in Paris - The Ménagerie nationale at the Jardin des Plantes and the Museum d'Histoire naturelle - The renaissance of the natural sciences - Bugatti and wild animals - Panthers, his companions in life and work

IV. Bugatti, a modeller and mould-maker - Bugatti: “ I hope and indeed believe I am successful in creating a body of work like no other animalier sculptor before or since...” - Marcel Horteloup and Diane's letters - Free hand modelling and plaster casting - The Rembrandt Bugatti gypsotheque and studio collection: Ebé Bugatti

X. The events leading to Rembrandt Bugatti's death on 8 January 1916 - Antwerp, August 1914 : the tragedy of the Great War. Bugatti became a stretcher-bearer - December 1914 : Bugatti left for Milan to rejoin his family. With Palazzolo' help he exhibited with Alberto Grubicy - May 1915 : Rembrandt Bugatti volunteered for war duties despite already suffering from tuberculosis - December 1915 : Bugatti returned to Paris. His suicide followed on 8 January 1916 - 1916 : an account written by Bugatti's friend, the Milanese architect Giulio Ulisse Arata - Ettore Bugatti takes up the torch for his brother - Adrien-Aurélien Hébrard reopens the foundry with Albino Palazzolo's help - The A.-A.Hébrard cahiers - A.-A.Hébrard original editions (1904-c.1934) EPILOGUE : "TO THE EYE ALL IS CONTEMPORARY" Towards a new vision: the centennial celebration of Rembrandt Bugatti's life Published by MICHEL JULLIEN and AURELIEN MOLINE for EDITIONS L'AMATEUR, 2016

V. Paris, a leading light in the modern art trade - Paris, capital of the creative arts - Art dealers and the euphoria of progress - Sculpture, an art form difficult to sell and the ruin of the art dealers

VI. A.-A. Hébrard & Cie (1902-c.1934) - An alliance between art and industry - 1904: the first Rembrandt Bugatti exhibition at the Hébrard Gallery - Bugatti at twenty years old - Le contrat d'édition-the artist licensing agreement - René Dubois, Rembrandt Bugatti's adoptive father - The A.-A Hébrard foundry: Albino Palazzolo and the workers - Hébrard and Rodin - The A.-A.Hébrard foundry: Albino Palazzolo and the foundry workers - Hébrard and Rodin - A.A. Hébrard or the authentic reproduction of an oeuvre d'art

VII. 1903-1908 From Paris to Antwerp: a migratory bird on the wing - Rembrandt Bugatti in Paris, a witness of his age - Draught horses and bear tamers: Le marché aux chevaux (R.M.n43) Dix minutes de repos (R.M.n139) and Montreur d'ours (R.M.n140) - Bugatti and domestic animals: cats and dogs - Bugatti and the wild animals of the zoological gardens Loup et Louve, l'un contre l'autre (R.M.n103) - Bugatti at the Antwerp Zoo, his open-air studio - Bugatti analyses the animal bond and communication - The Cervidae : a fiery spontaneity , the absolute vitality of matter or plastic dynamism: Cerf chinois et ses quatre biches (R.M.n153) - Bugatti and Valsuani: wild goats and mountain sheep - Bugatti and his passion for birds: pelicans, flamingos, storks and marabouts - Bugatti compares himself to a Marabou Stork - In Montparnasse and the rue Duméril, Bugatti explored the theme of the nude - “ Sculpture is like a woman.” Kathleen Bruce , Dejanice Bugatti and Barbara Bugatti - Paris, 1907: L'Ami White at the Alberto Grubicy exhibition - Rembrandt Bugatti: ethologist, plasticien and "a narrator of animal psychology" - 1908: Mes Antilopes (R.M.n216) - The other mammals : powerful living architecture - Hippopotame baîllant (R.M.n138) , Panthère grognant (R.M.n208)..................... - The wild animal trade , elephants and jaguars - The Jaguars - The Elephants Translated by CARLA BRINER 2017

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