Sinuous lines, essential strokes, and a lifetime's devotion to the theme of the female body and soul. Since the foundation of KALPA Galleries in 2019, we have been honored to represent the long-term research and career of French maestro Alain Bonnefoit (Montmartre, Paris, 1937) and his corpus of rare sculptures.
Internationally acclaimed as a painter, Bonnefoit’s distinctive style embraces the use of various techniques, ranging from oil and watercolour to lithographs, Sumi-e and sculpture in bronze, marble and alabaster, with the sole purpose of giving life to the endless variations of femininity in a sphere of dream and calm sensuality.
Today at KALPA, we have the privilege to exhibit a selection of the artist's ultimate bronze sculptures named Elan, Pomone and Apollinia, which hold a significant bond with the Galleries' Tuscan origins. Indeed, with the same intent of a fin-de-siècle artist, from 1965 Bonnefoit has been spending his life between the busy Parisian art scene and the bucolic environs of the Tuscan countryside, where these sculptures were cast.