Virginie Ropar and her "dark" sculptures

Virginie Ropar and her "dark" sculptures

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The works of the French sculptor Virginie Ropars simultaneously frighten, delight and puzzle. They are incredibly realistic and look like the very embodiment of evil. But at the same time, they do not repel, like any evil, but cause a desire to take a closer look at them, study them and even touch them.

Virginie Ropar and her "dark" sculptures

Virginie Ropard was born in 1976 in Brittany, France. This is the land of ancient legends and majestic castles, which have aroused Virginie's strongest interest since childhood. It was probably the harsh Gothic beauty of the motherland that aroused her interest in the dark and mystical.

Virginie Ropar and her "dark" sculptures

Ropar started drawing at school, and after receiving a certificate, she went to study fine arts at the university. After receiving her master's degree, Virginie studied three-dimensional graphics for several years and even worked for a company developing computer games. In parallel, she was engaged in art "for the soul— - she drew, painted pictures with paints, sculpted from clay, created illustrations.

Virginie Ropar and her "dark" sculptures

One day, Virginie thought that the characters she creates in 3D modeling programs could become more tangible and turn into sculptures or at least into dolls. In one of the interviews, the woman told about the first samples:

Virginie Ropar and her "dark" sculptures

Over time, experience came and Virginie's dolls began to cause not only fear, but also admiration. Then she decided to turn them into sculptures, fortunately, Ropar already had experience in sculpting figures. What happened in the end was scary and beautiful. Anyone who comes across Virginie's works for the first time has a logical question — why does she have almost no kind, cute works. The master answers it simply:

Most, having heard such an answer, could go further to examine the sculptures of Ropar, without understanding anything.

Virginie Ropar and her "dark" sculptures

Virginie Ropar and her "dark" sculptures

Virginie Ropar and her "dark" sculptures

Virginie Ropar and her "dark" sculptures

Virginie Ropar and her "dark" sculptures

Virginie Ropar and her "dark" sculptures

Virginie Ropar and her "dark" sculptures

Virginie Ropar and her "dark" sculptures

Virginie Ropar and her "dark" sculptures

Virginie Ropar and her "dark" sculptures

Virginie Ropar and her "dark" sculptures

Virginie Ropar and her "dark" sculptures

Virginie Ropar and her "dark" sculptures

Virginie Ropar and her "dark" sculptures

Virginie Ropar and her "dark" sculptures

Colin and Kristin Poole work in a similar style, creating mythical creatures that exist only in ancient myths and in their fantasies.

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