LE MOULAGE D’ART
Artistic moulding constitutes the heart of our activity. On site or in our workshop in Saint Denis, we employ various moulding techniques including hollow or piece moulds as well as elastomer rubber. Our creations exist in all materials and on all scales.
Elastomer moulding is the quickest and surest technique to reproduce a work of art. The Chateau of Versailles prefers this method for recreating the marble originals, which must be protected from corrosive rain. The reproductions are then made using a mixture of pulverized marble and resin.
Using hollow or piece moulds is the only moulding process that has endured since the end of the 19th century and the only technique available today that is adapted to the reproduction of pieces in terra cotta. We employ this method to create reproductions for museums, artists and for architectural projects.
Shown here is an imprint taken in quick-setting elastomer paste. While this technique may not be entirely adapted for reproductions, it is perfectly suited for decorative elements produced on site.
Bust of André Le Nôtre casted in plaster for the moulding studio of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux Grand Palais (French cultural institution).
The head of a crowned Augustus casted in pulverized marble for the moulding studio of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux /Grand Palais.
In the gardens of Versailles, a statue of Paetus and Aria, reproduced in pulverized marble according to the original made by François Lespingola.
In the gardens of Versailles castle, a statue of a satyr, reproduced in pulverized marble according to the original made by Philippe Buster in 1679.
Created on behalf of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux Grand Palais, a statue of the Flore Farnèse in pulverized marble resides in a Belgian botanical garden.
In the gardens of Versailles, a statue of Achilles in Scyros was reproduced in pulverized marble according to the original made by Philibert Vigier in 1695.
Au château de Versailles, réalisation d’une copie en poudre de marbre de la statue de Didon, d’après l’oeuvre de Jean-Baptiste Poultier.
At the Château de Versailles, a marble powder copy of the statue of Dido was made, based on the work of Jean-Baptiste Poultier.
Pour le château de Versailles, réalisation dans nos ateliers d’une copie en poudre de marbre de la statue du Colérique, d’après l’oeuvre de Jacques Houzeau.
For the castle of Versailles, a marble powder copy of the statue of the Coleric, produced by Jacques Houzeau, was produced in our workshops.
Reproduction du buste de Madame Boucicaut pour l’atelier d’art des la RMN-GP. L’original et la reproduction côte à côte.
Reproduction of Madame Boucicaut’s bust for the RMN-GP art workshop. The original and the reproduction side by side.
Dans l’atelier, le Gladiateur Borghèse pour le musée du Louvre et le terme de Céres pour le château de Versailles.
In the workshop, the Borghese Gladiator for the Louvre Museum and the term of Céres for the Palace of Versailles.
A l’atelier, reproduction en poudre de marbre de la statue versaillaise le Poême lyrique, de Jean-baptiste Tuby.
At the workshop, a marble powder reproduction of one the Versailles statue, the Poème lyrique, by Jean-baptiste Tuby