A fabulous early 20th Century bronze and ivory figure of a striking Art Deco dancer in an energetic pose with excellent hand carved detail and very fine cold painted colours, raised on a shaped onyx base and signed Dakon
Height: 26 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Cold Painted Bronze & Ivory
Book Ref Art Deco and Other Figures by Bryan Catley
Stefan Dakon, Austrian, 1904 to 1992 ~ worked in close association with Josef Lorenzl, producing many exciting bronze figurine sculptures of the Art Deco period. Dakon's models were used among others by members of the association of bronze producers "Wiener Bronzen" ("Vienna Bronze"), as well as by the famous ceramics manufacturer Goldscheider from Vienna. Typical and at the same time characteristic of the Art Deco era, was the depiction of the concept of modern life - in particular, that of the "modern woman" in rhythmic, sensual and aerodynamic poses taken from the new forms of dance, for which there was a lot of enthusiasm at that time.
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.