Sylvestre Monnier

b. 1949

Sylvestre Monnier described  the effect of his 'Flames' sculpture as: ‘Sunlight carves out ever­changing shadows of outlines and spaces, reflecting the movement of city life.’ 

Jeddah Sculpture Museum
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Stainless steel, polished mirror / 450cm high
Natural World
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Artist Biography

The French architect and sculptor Sylvestre Monnier graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris in 1976. He also studied at the French Academy in Rome and with the Delano and Aldrich/American Institute of Architects. As well as numerous offices, residences and cultural centres, he has designed and built large city and country houses inspired by examples from the Italian Renaissance.

He currently lives in Paris where he works as consulting architect and professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, as well as being a member of the heritage committee of the French Ministry of Culture.