A wonderful Art Deco chryselephantine (bronze and ivory) of the beautiful dancer from ancient times performing her erotic dance. This fine sculpture is sensuously modelled as a semi-clad beauty stretched to accentuate her seductive body, half hidden by her figure hugging dress, and raised on shaped marble base. Signed on the marble Fugère.
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Height: 42 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Cold Painted Bronze
Henri Fugère (French, 1872 ~ 1944) - French statuary artist he was born in St. Mande on 7th September 1872 and dies in 1944. Studied in Paris with Barrias, Cavelier, Puech. He exhibited portraits and statues at the Salon des Artistes Francais during the 1920's.
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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