La Graciosa by Alberto Gedeón

13th Annual ARC Salon (2017-2018)

Alberto Gedeón

La Graciosa

2017

65 x 35 x 40 cm | 25 1/2 x 13 3/4 x 15 1/2 in

Carrara marble

Exhibiting at Salmagundi

This work is on loan from a private collection.

"La Graciosa's heart began to beat as soon as I began molding the sculpture with my hands. Apollo himself spoke to me and dictated the sculpture's final position. He whispered it in my ear until I could imagine his expression, born from my great admiration for the classics. Many days, or even months, went by until I could see her smile. I used a model to make it more realistic. Although, I was not always faithful to the model, because the marble put limits on me and I could not go beyond those borders. I worked on the sculpture little by little from clay to plaster, then to marble itself where it would fix its position for all eternity. My style is always within the realistic classic lines and I prefer to sculpt radiant, cheerful and vigorous women. Although, I do not always enjoy the favor of Apollo, I keep creating until one of the muses visits me and adds a touch of grace to my work. La Graciosa is a playful woman of few words, and of only sensations and gestures." - ALBERTO GEDEÓN