A captivating Art Deco cold painted bronze group of naked beauty walking her Greyhound with excellent detail and fine deep black colour, raised on a rectangular bronze base. Signed Rivoire, stamped and with Susse Freres foundry mark
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Height: 35 cm
Width: 37 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Cold Painted Bronze
Raymond Rivoire (1884-1966) was a French sculptor, born in Cassel, Northern France. He participated in the Salon des Artistes Francais from 1905 onward, received the Silver medal in 1921 and the Gold medal in 1929. His statue of Joan of Arc is in Moulins Cathedral, and a marble statue of a bather is held in the Luxembourg City Art Museum.
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.