Aristide Maillol. Quest for harmony

"It's not quite nature, it's a statue. The feeling of greatness, I put it there. But it still makes work easier, when nature gives you almost everything.” from Aristide Maillol. This quote perfectly sums up Maillol's artistic approach, his first ambitious figure, Méditerranée (1905), appears as the manifesto of the "return to order" of which he is a major actor in sculpture. This documentary film wants to tell the man and his art, this quest for perfection which will push him from painting to tapestry, from tapestry to sculpture, always with the ambition of revisiting an art.

Duration : 52 mins

Producer : Bel Air Media / Mediart

Production year : 2022

Production country : France