VINTAGE LARGE GIFT DECO DANCER DIMITRI CHIPARUS BRONZE SCULPTURE SIGNED FIGURE

EuropeanBronzeSKU: YRD-036

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Sale price$349.00$174.50
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Description

Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:
Height 16 1/2" X Width 9"
Marble Dimensions:5" X 5"

Height without base:15 1/2"
Weight:10 LBS
Inventory:63-Y0364236

Elegance and allure personified, the Egyptian belly dancer emerges from behind a curtain with a captivating presence. Her left leg kicked up and poised on tiptoes, she presents herself to the audience with a seductive gaze, showcasing the artistry of her dance. The intricate details of her exotic costume, from the beads and candelabra headdress (shamadan) to the adorned belly-shirt and billowing pant legs, are meticulously captured through the age-old technique of lost-wax casting. Enhanced by a brown patina finish for preservation, the sculpture exudes the essence of the mesmerizing dance, inviting viewers to appreciate the skillful craftsmanship that brings this cultural portrayal to life. Mounted on a sleek black marble base and bearing the signature of the artist Chiparus, this sculpture becomes a stunning focal point, celebrating the artistry of Demetre Haralamb Chiparus.

Demetre Haralamb Chiparus, a Romanian sculptor of the Art Deco era, left an indelible mark on the world of sculpture with his distinctive style. Born in 1886 in Romania and later working in Paris, Chiparus's mature style, evolving in the 1920s, was characterized by a focus on bright and outstanding decorative effects. His sculptures, including those featuring dancers from the Russian Ballet, French theatre, and early motion pictures, reflect a long, slender, stylized appearance. Chiparus's artistic vision was notably influenced by his interest in Egypt, particularly after the excavation of Pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb, adding depth and cultural resonance to his body of work.

This exquisite sculpture not only pays homage to the mesmerizing art of belly dance but also serves as a testament to Chiparus's ability to infuse his creations with cultural richness and artistic flair. As a unique representation of dance and cultural exchange, the sculpture invites viewers to appreciate the convergence of craftsmanship, cultural influences, and the timeless allure of the performing arts.

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