This sculpture is in perfect condition. Dimensions in bronze with marble base: height 26" x width 8". Marble dimensions: 8" x 5". About the sculpture: you are looking at an exceptional sculpture of the "Starfish Dancer" by Demetre Chiparus, master sculptor of the Art Deco period.
It is a charming piece that depicts a young woman in a graceful dance position, with arms above her head and crossed legs, standing on tiptoes. It would make an excellent decorative collectible piece for your home. True to the Art Deco period, this is a delightful replica by the original Romanian artist trained in Paris, Demetre H. Demetre Chiparus was born in Romania and exhibited his works in luxury galleries in Paris. His sculptures were based on ballet and theater.
His statues were always extremely detailed. About the artist: He attended school in Italy and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, and exhibited at the Salon in 1914.Chiparus was particularly skilled in the chryselephantine technique, combining bronze and ivory to produce dramatic and stylized sculptures. He produced most of his renowned works between 1914 and 1933. Paris was an exciting place in the years leading up to World War II, when Art Deco style and the swinging good times were in vogue, just like in the United States.
His later works in the 1920s were influenced by his interest in Egypt, following the excavation of Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb. Some of his most exciting works are dancers from the Russian ballet, French theater, and early motion pictures. The dancers were captured in movement, dressed in an Art Deco style and appearing long and lean. Demetre Chiparus primarily worked with the Etling Foundry in Paris, and he died in Paris in 1947. His sculptures were based on ballet and theater.
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