A terracotta frieze, whose title pays tribute to Balzac’s Human Comedy, created by Paul Day, a British artist who has been based in Bourgogne since 1992. Passionate about the Renaissance Masters, Paul Day works his high-relief magic on terracotta to bring urban scenes to life. He also works with bronze, and his sculptures include the “Battle of Britain” and more recently, “The Meeting Place” for the new St Pancras station in London.
Invited to cycle through the streets of Brussels by the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert during the summer of 1998, the artist fell under the spell of the city, observing all the different aspects of the life of Brussels and its residents before powerfully and humorously portraying day-to-day life in terracotta.
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