A charming chryselephantine art deco figure of a young girl carrying a pail of water. Her cold painted bronze dress in dramatic silver and gold colours complimented with finely carved ivory face and arms, Signed C H Monginot and raised on variegated onyx plinth.
Height: 22 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Bronze, Ivory & Onyx
Charlotte Monginot (French, 1872 ~ 1962) Born in Paris, Monginot Charlotte is the daughter of painter and engraver Charles Monginot (1825-1900), known for his portraits. Student of Denys Puech (1854-1942), Charlotte Monginot exhibited at the Salon of Paris from 1895 where she was noticed by getting an honorable mention. She realises works in plaster or marble and participated in numerous exhibitions in Paris, while also engaged in painting. Many works of Charlotte Monginot were drawn in bronze and others have done the editing object, such as “Young Woman with frog”. She resigned from the French Society of Artists in 1948.
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.
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