A stunning Art Deco cold painted bronze and ivory figure of a young fashionista dressed in an impressive fur coat. The surface of the bronze with excellent detail and fine hand carved ivory head, raised on a shaped marble base and signed Rigot
Height: 34 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Bronze & Ivory
Book Ref Art Deco & Other Figures by Bryan Catley
Page No. 311
Defra Certificate No.: NPCNGV1L
Georges Rigot (French, Act. 1920~1935) An influential sculptor working during the height of the Art Deco era. Renowned for his decorative figurines representing young women in period attire.
The Art Deco Period
The Art Deco Period: although Art Deco derives its name from the great 1925 Paris Exhibition, ‘L’Exposition Internatlionale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes’, the term is now generally applied to the typical artistic productions of the 1920’s and 1930’s. It might best be characterised as an attempt to unite arts with industry, embracing the machine age and repudiating the old antithesis of ‘Fine’ and ‘Industrial’ art. The sources of the Art Deco movement include Egyptian and Mayan Art, Cubisim, Fauvism and Expressionism, heavily influencing the chief force underlying all Art Deco with the emphasis upon geometric patterns.