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Amedee Hamoir

Naiad in Sint-Niklaas statue

Naiad in Sint-Niklaas statue

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The main shopping street in the center of Sint-Niklaas is the Stationsstraat. In the reorganization of the Stationsstraat in November 2013 had seven images of the hand of three artists a new prominence. They Stationsstraat more than just a shopping street. Who does less to shop, be pampered in a different way. While one his gaze drops on the windows and possibly carelessly ignores the images, comes another, the art lover, undoubtedly his draw. Naiad is one of the early works of Alphonse Darville.The title 'Naiad' refers to the name 'Naiades' or water nymphs (name is related to the Greek word for flow). They are in turn seen as the daughters of the potamides or river gods in Greek mythology. In her right hand the Naiad wearing a shell that refers to its origin. The source Darville has a great love for classicism in which he made ??his debut. On expressionism and surrealism way he evolved into contemporary design, always with great authenticity. Besides draftsman and designer of medals he is a sculptor who subjects the viewer to a varied job with a dimension of a Roman austerity. In his quest for the absolute beauty, the pure form and the balance between them, he transcends any materialistic notion of figuration and non-figuration. As director of Charleroi academy he had known and befriended Charles Mechiels, former director of the Academy Sint-Niklaas. Because of this he learned the initiative of Art know in the City and from his deep appreciation he suggested not only the plaster of Naiad but also the marble statue Adolescent (Salon of Fine Arts) and the bas-relief 'Medallion' (AZ Nicholas) available at Art in the City association. DARVILLE Alphonse (1910-1990) Sculptor, artist, Alphonse Darville medalist and ceramist, was born and deceased in Mont-sur-Marchienne. Gets his training at the Academy in Brussels (1924-1928) and was a student of oaVictor Rousseau (1865-1954)

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