The sculptures of Antoniucci Volti have been described as sensual, humanistic, and alive. His female nudes are recognized internationally, and can be found in museums around the world. Volti’s sculptures are in the permanent collections of the Musée de la Ville de Paris, the Musée de Nice, and the Musée Orleans, among many others.
Volti fought for France in the Second World War, and was captured and held in German custody for three years. The experience affected him deeply, and motivated him to pursue sculpting with renewed vigor. The majority of his work features the female nude, portrayed simply, and with a mastery of positive and negative space that allows the viewer to experience the art without distraction. Volti’s simple curved lines create movement and bring life to the inanimate; the rhythms of the human body become apparent.
A large permanent collection of Volti’s work now stands in the Musée Volti in Ville-Franche Sur Mer, France, an enduring testament to one of the most outstanding European sculptors of the twentieth century.