Phoenician Dancer Art Deco Bronze Statue Sculpture after D.H. Chiparus 19" x 14"

SKU: EP-231

Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition.
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 19" x Width 14"
Marble Dimensions: 4 1/2 " X 6 1/2".
Height without base: 15"
Weight : 15 LBS
Inventory :4349B23134
Original or Reproduction: Reproduction

This is a fantastic quality bronze sculpture of an Art Deco dancing lady. This large heavy bronze is entitled 'Phoenician Dancer' and was sculpted by Demetre Chiparus. Chiparus' work was heavily influenced in the 1920s by the art of ancient Egypt and the unveiling of King Tutankhamen tomb. You can see the creativity and the inspiration of the Egyptian art in this piece. She extends her arms out and poses in a theatrical pose. She stands on her toes and dances with her legs close together and bent. This is an extremely detailed piece right down to the tone of her stomach muscles. This sculpture was handmade and has a brown patina. It is signed Chiparus and is mounted on an art deco styled black marble base. Demetre Haralamb Chiparus (also known as Dumitru Chiparus; 16 September 1886, Dorohoi, Romania - 22 January 1947, Paris, France) was a Romanian Art Deco era sculptor who lived and worked in Paris. He was born in Romania, the son of Haralamb and Saveta. In 1909 he went to Italy, where he attended the classes of Italian sculptor Raffaello Romanelli. In 1912 he traveled to Paris to attend the Ecole des Beaux Arts to pursue his art at the classes of Antonin Mercie and Jean Boucher. Demetre Chiparus died in 1947 and was buried in Bagneux cemetery, just south of Paris.