AMARYLLIS

Amaryllis Bataille, sculptor of the “Big Blue” generation, is a graduate of l’Ecole des beaux-arts. She is named after the flower “Amaryllis”. Her nickname, “Ama”, in japanase, translates to “woman of the Sea”. 

When she was twenty three, she completed her first major sculpture “The Angel of the Seas”. This combination manta ray and woman represents her image of the mysterious thread which joins human beings to the ocean. The bronze was first exibited at Robin-Leadouze Gallery, avenue Matignon in Paris. It currently is permanently placed in front of the Yacht Club of Monaco. 

The Marine world, with its mystery, mythology and reality, is her main source of inspiration. From this background has come portraits in pastel, oils, marine jewellery, and bronzes which are her speciality. The most renowned, a bust of Commandant Yves le Prieur, is submerged off the coast of Cannes, France and replaces “Demon of the Seas” by Joan Miro. 

The bronzes which spring from her imagination begin as clay; progress to plaster; and are finalized using the lost wax method. They are cast in Paris by the Landowski foundry. Historically the founder is considered to be the thrid hand of the sculptor. Landowski is world renowned and works closely with the artist during all phases of creation. 

Actually, her passion is the blending of two passions that Amaryllis has felt since her childhood : Sculpture and the Sea.

Her meeting and working with Jack Mayol and the dolphins, her diving, and her worldwide travels contribute to the maturation of her work. These exposures have expanded and continue to broaden her sensitivities and fantasies of the sea.

The bronze “Homo Delphinus” is a tribute to Mayol. He felt it, more than any other symbol, represented the ocean as a cradle, a protector for human beings. The well received exibition of this piece at the Marine Museum in Paris led to living aboard and flying off of the aircraft carrier “Foch”.

In the bay of Cannes, below the Watchtower of Port Canto, is placed “Altante”, the mermaid of the year 2000. This most recent world recognized mermaid in bronze stands against the wildest waves and the ferocious winds. She prevails against the elements to provide us with the dreams and images of the “World of Amaryllis”.

Expositions

Galerie Robin Leadouze – Paris
Galerie Touraj et Metropole – Monte-Carlo  Galerie Sordello
Galerie du Majestic – Cannes
Galerie Espace Auguste Comte – Lyon
Galerie Artrade – Hollande

Salon de la Marine
Musée de la Marine
Palais Chaillot-Trocadero,Paris
Lettre de félicitation du Ministère de la Défense Festivals de la mer.

-Corse
-Juan Les Pins  -Hurghada – Egypte

-Ustica – Itallie

– Exposition de l’ Homo Delphinus
Prix International d’ Art Contemporain de Monte-carlo parraine par Carzou 1993

Ventes aux enchères
Hôtel Drouot – Paris
(J.A. Akoun  ” La Cote”

Trophées et bijoux
Trophée SG2 / 25 Anniversaire Trophée Eurodec
Bijoux- Ritz/Paris
Créations pour accessoires enfants Pyragric-Lyon

 

On trouve également le buste du commandant “Yves le Prieur” immerge au large de Cannes,au lieu et place du “démon des mers” de J Miro, et a Lyon, le buste du maire de Lyon , Francisque Collomb.
Sur les bords de Saone un cuisinier en bronze,plein d’humour,accueille les visiteurs du célèbre Paul Bocuse.

Réalisation de couvertures de menu pour differents chapitres(Les Arts et la Musique,ST Hubert,Le renouveau,les vendanges,L’arome et la robe..) Chateau du Clos de Vougeot

Expositions de portraits
Spanish Trail Country Club – Nevada USA Ritz Carlton – Marina del Rey – California USA Palos Verdes – California USA

Installation et inauguration de “L’Ange des Mers” Yacht Club de Monaco-1999
Installation d’ ” Atlante”
Port Pierre Canto – Cannes

Installation du “Valentin des Mers”, Port Gallice-cap d’Antibes

Journal Le Provencal : “Jacques Mayol, le recorman du monde en apnée, est un grand ami des dauphins. Il rend régulièrement visite à Fanny, une jeune dauphine qui a élu domicile au large de Cannes. Hier, il est même allé lui porter un jouet-Cadeau: une maquette grandeur nature de dauphin, utilisée dans le film “Le grand Bleu”. Avec son amie Amaryllis, il a observé les réactions de l’animal. C’est un souvenir délicieux.
“L’ange des mers” d’Amaryllis Bataille exposé au Yacht Club de Monaco.

S.A.S. le Prince Albert, Président du Yach Club a dévoilé “l’Ange des Mers”, sculpture de bronze de 220Kg, réalisée par Amaryllis Bataille. Diplômée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon en 1987, Amaryllis est attirée depuis sa tendre enfance par le monde sous-marin.

Amphitrite : divine au Port Canto

Regard tourné vers la mer, (dé) vêtue de filets et de coquillages, Amphitrite enflamme le regard du promeneur.

Amarillys Bataille à qui l’on doit cette suggestive sculpture, grandeur nature, fondue par Landowski, a longtemps cherché le lieu idéal tout jaillirait la déesse de la mer.