SciencesPo x Léo Caillard
Léo Caillard was one of the artists selected for the 150th anniversary of the prestigious Sciences Po.
Fragmentary Venus Tight
The Fragmentary Venus is a group of statues representing the oldest busts of the Hellenistic period. The Milo Venus is one of them.
This Fragmentary Venus is inspired by one of them coming from the collections of the Acropolis Museum in Athens.
Dating from more that 2200 years, this sculpture with almost perfect anatomical proportions shows the exceptional mastery of antiquity that was only found 1500 years later in the Renaissance. To realise his works, Léo Caillard is inspired by references to antiquity. Here, he works the stone as if it was malleable. Between mineral and organic, the artwork questions our time and our historical belonging to these statues from the past.
Venus Milo Tight
The Milo Venus is also part of the group “The Fragmentary Venus”, also called “The Aphordites” because they are from the Greek Hellenistic Period.
After nature have done its work, it only remains the bust of these artworks dating from the seconf century BC.
Milo Venus, which was found on an Island with the same name, is one of the best preserved artworks and can be seen at Le Louvre in Paris in all its splendour.
The technical perfection of the movement of the body and its proportions shows the excellence of the Greek period compared to the rest of the world.
By sculpting the marble, Leo Caillard seeks to open a dialogue between the past and the present to better build the future. Here, the mineral becomes organic and reminds us how our time is linked to its ancient history.