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Maison Claude Viseux

Informations directionnelles

Descendre la rue de l’aire vers le n°18. Continuer à droite en passant devant la mairie et aller jusqu’à la porte d’entrée de l’église. Revenir devant la mairie, prendre à droite, puis à gauche. Passer en surplomb de la villa et prendre à droite la rue qui descend pour passer au-dessus de la rue Pasteur. Continuer tout droit jusqu’à la table de lecture des paysages.

Prochain point : Table de lecture des paysages

Prochain point : lat="49.13135" lon="2.2348"

Birthplace of Claude Viseux
Le Clos Patrix



Claude Viseux…

This early-20th century house with its polygonal turret dominates the street. It has a basement, two storeys and a loft. Like many villas in French seaside resorts, the house is typical of the architectural style known as regionalism. The style is eclectic and the many windows are different shapes and sizes. The ceramic cornice frieze features a floral motif and is continued on the gable.
Sculptor Claude Viseux was born in this house in 1927. He studied architecture at the Beaux-Arts de Paris before turning to abstract painting in 1950 and then sculpture.



…a sculptor who rose to international fame

Claude Viseux created many monumental sculptures that can be seen in no fewer than 70 public locations in France and further afield. He was awarded five sculpture prizes and several other titles. He was made a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour, France’s highest honour, Officier of the National Order of Merit, and Officier of the National Order of Arts and Letters.
He donated his stainless steel piece “Annulaire” to the town in 1995 and it is displayed in Rue Robert Lepeltier.
“All my materials and work are made from stainless steel. Some are vertical structures formed like emblems or totems. Characteristically, they are hollow, tubular constructions and their crowns bristle with all kinds of things – anything from shells and swords to hands. Just like when a tree sprouts and hands you a surprise at the top when you cut it down.” - Claude Viseux (1927 - 2008).

by Expression Nomade