An impressive early 20th Century cold painted gilt Art Deco bronze figure of a dancer in a crouched pose holding a lidded urn, exhibiting excellent colour and detail, raised on a tall slender pyramidic marble base and signed Duvernet
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Height: 48 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Cold Painted Bronze & Marble
Book Ref: Art Deco & Other Figures by Bryan Catley
Georges Duvernet, French 1870 ~ 1955 – A French sculptor from the height of the Art Deco era, who specialized in figures of dancing ladies in stylized poses, from the Paris dance halls of the 1920’s and 1930’s, primarily influenced by the dancers of the Ballet Russe.
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.