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Art Deco Style Bronze Dancer After Chiparus

Art Deco Style Bronze Dancer After Chiparus Sold
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This wonderful bronze dancer sculpture in the Art Deco style depicts an oriental dancer and dates from the last quarter of the 20th century.

It is a solid bronze sculpture rests on a marble base and is a recast of the original by Demetre Chiparus, manufactured using the traditional ‘lost wax’ also known as the ‘cire-perdue’ method.

Condition

This wonderful Art Deco style bronze dancer sculpture is in excellent condition. This can be confirmed by looking at the photographs.

More about Demetre H. Chiparus

Chiparus was born in Romania in 1886. He went to school in Italy before moving to Paris shortly before the First World War. He trained under two talented sculptors Antonin Mercier and Jean Boucher at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

His speciality became small bronze statues and other small bronze works and he was awarded an honourable mention at the Salon of the Societe des Artistes Francais in 1914. The popularity of his work grew after the First World War and the demand for his sculptures rapidly increased.

He was particularly interested in dancers and was influenced by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and Leon Bakst’s stage designs. Some of his more famous bronze sculptures include ‘Starfish Dancer’, ‘Dancer with Raised Skirt’, ‘Danse Arabe’, ‘Danseuse with Fan’, and Kapurthalian Danseuse’.

More About The ‘Lost Wax’ Technique of Bronze Sculpture Casting

Employed by most civilizations all over the world, bronze sculptures have been manufactured by this means since at least the 3rd millennium BCE.

The method creates a wax model of the item to be cast, which is then covered in plaster or clay to create a mold. The wax is heated and drained off once the mold is dry. If a hollow bronze sculpture is needed then the wax model is built around a heat proof core. Molten bronze is poured into the mold and left to dry. Once the metal has cooled sufficiently, the mold is broken open to reveal the bronze sculpture inside.

Additional Details and Arranging a Viewing

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Dimensions in cm:

Height 52 x Width 39 x Depth 16

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 8 inches x Width 1 foot, 3 inches x Depth 6 inches

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).

Satinwood

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 01286