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Comby, Fécondités

A small book, published for the first anniversary of Comby's death.

For the first time a (small) part of Comby's eight sketch books is published with texts from artists and friends who have known him.

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fécondités

Comby


Published in 1986 this book was composed little after the exhibition in Lyon.

Both pictures of the cover resume both basic aspects of Comby's work. Human cruelty, not to say God's cruelty; but above all, cruelty of nature itself, impossible to avoid.

On the cover, Athena Goddess of "wisdom" and of war too, seems ready to devour everything. No matter how cruel she is, she couldn't fight the basalt flows that illustrate the back of the book. There are traces, still present in Auvergne, of the dreadful convulsions of the earth.
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                  Dominique Dalemont
"les sculpteurs du métal"

Dominique Dalemont brings together here the sculptors of metal settled in France, still working or recently deceased. Sixty six portraits of artists, almost fifty other ones are quoted. An eclectic choice stood out during a five years new adventure, marked by deep encounters with each of them or their closest witnesses.

sculpteurs de métal
Eric Hild,
Former curator
Musée de l'Annonciade St-Tropez
1981
" .... The juxtaposition of these works of same  material, same epoch, same aesthetics, creates tensions, appeals, echoes that intensify the rough and disturbing poetic world Comby gave rise to. A shattering strength emanates from the coherence of these units, that makes their gestation more obvious.
creez
R. Deroudille
Symposium de sculptures
à La Part-Dieu
1978
... Comby's emblem appears as some kind of peculiar totem, may be aimed at magnifying the powers of the game but also, at showing, through the affirmation of a "tooled" stainless steel material, the sculptor's participation to the discovery and illustration of industrial metals..
Dictionnaire Bénézit.
Nouveau dictionnaire de la sculpture moderne - Hazan éditeur - 1970.
Dictionnaire des artistes de Provence par Alauzun.
Dictionnaire bibliographique de la Haute Loire par Gaston Jouber.
Réquiem pour un ordinateur de Pierre de la Faille - édition Robert Morel.
La  vie lyonnaise "le langage des machines outils" de J. Meilhand 1971.
Revue de l'Infirmière  1976.
Catalogue du 3ème salon de création artisique de Bourg-en-Bresse 1980.
De Architect - J.J..Beljon (Hollande) 1978.
Le Monde d'Alphonse Chave ou "vision d'un amateur d'art" 1981.
Revue "créez" - article paul Faure 1982.
Catalogue du Musée de l'Annonciade - St-Tropez 1981.
Catalogue "Comby" Musée des Beaux-Arts - Lyon 1986.
Le monde libertaire - article René Gaudin 1987.
Catalogue " Hommage à Picasso " - Faïence de Moustiers chez Fine 1988.
Revue "le Mausolée" article Pierre Dalaire 1989.
Perspectives varoises 1991.
le livre de la main "l"art et la science" de M. Merle et Ch.Destrez 1993.
Revue "Céleste Editiones" par J.J.Beljon (Hollande) 1993.
Revue "l'Etrave"  photo Hermelin 1994
Gazette " le mouli marsi " Marseille 1997.
Catalogue du Musée de Toulon 2002
Sculpteurs et plasticiens du 21ème siècle - snsp -  2003.
Les Sculpteurs du métal de Dominique Dalmont 2006.
Nombreux catalogues d'expositions de groupe.


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