Firebird

Firebird
  • Erte cold painted art deco bronze Firebird five 5
  • Erte cold painted art deco bronze Firebird five 5
  • Erte cold painted art deco bronze Firebird five 5
  • Erte cold painted art deco bronze Firebird five 5
  • Erte cold painted art deco bronze Firebird five 5
  • Erte cold painted art deco bronze Firebird five 5
  • Erte cold painted art deco bronze Firebird five 5
  • Erte cold painted art deco bronze Firebird five 5
  • Erte cold painted art deco bronze Firebird five 5
  • Erte cold painted art deco bronze Firebird five 5
  • Erte cold painted art deco bronze Firebird five 5
  • Erte cold painted art deco bronze Firebird five 5

A fabulous and most striking cold painted bronze figure representing the ‘Firebird’ and the numeral ‘Five’, Erte captures an imaginative duplicity with this iconic piece. The bronze is heightened with gold and rich brown colour, signed Erté, dated 1980, stamped and numbered 25/250.

‘This bronze sculpture represents a fantastic creature-half women-half bird. It is inspired by the numeral five of my lithograph series The Numerals. I always like to use fantastic images as subjects for my sculptures. I don’t like realism in my art. As a child I was always fascinated by the mythical creature called ‘the Firebird’ in Russian fairy tales. My love for it got stronger when I heard Stravinsky’s wonderful music for the ballet The Firebird, produced by Diaghilev for the Ballets Russes. My sculpture and numeral Five were inspired by this poetic creature of the imagination.’

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£ 3,850

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Book Ref

Erte Sculpture by Romain de Tirtoff – Erté

Page No.

136

And in my dreams I see myself on a wolf’s back
Riding along a forest path
To do battle with a sorcerer-tsar (Koschei)
In that land where a princess sits under lock and key,
Pining behind massive walls.
There gardens surround a palace all of glass;
There Firebirds sing by night
And peck at golden fruit

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The Firebird Ballet

SKU: 4192

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