CHIPARUS Art Deco Bronze Marble Dancing Girl This is an eye-catching Art Deco style period cast bronze dancing girl statuette. This beautiful piece is a modern replica of a sculpture created by famous Romanian sculptor Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947). There is no mistaking the quality and unique design of this Art Deco style statuette, which is sure to be treasured by any discerning admirer of fine art. Made by the classical lost wax, or cire perdue, method.Sometimes called by the French name of ''cire perdue'' or the Latin, ''cera perduta'' is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artist''s sculpture.In industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancient practice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quite standardised. Demetre H. Chiparus was born in Romania in 1886, attended school in Italy, then, shortly before World War I moved to Paris. He attended school at the Ecole des Beaux Arts under two talented sculptors Anonin Mercier and Jean Boucher, who provided him the opportunity to learn the trade. He later began to experiment with small bronze sculptures and produce small bronze works, exhibiting his small sculptures and, in 1914, was awarded an honorable mention at the Salon of the Societe des Artistes Francais. Many of Paris? most affluent began to take notice of his work after World War One and the demand for his sculptures quickly increased. Chiparus was captivated by dancers, in particular influenced by Diaghiley?s Ballets Russes and Leon Bakst?s stage designs. A few of his famous sculptures were Starfish Dancer, Dancer with Raised Skirt, Danseuse Arabe, Danseuse with Fan and Kapurthalian Danseuse. The dancer is clothed in raunchy Eastern dress and stands on one foot with her other up in front of her knee. She is adorned with beads and wears a helmet like hat typical of the Art Deco style. The pedestal on which she stands is semi-pyramidal and made in marble. It bears the replica signature for D.H.Chiparus.Measurements: Width: 22 cm (8.7 in) x Height: 50 cm (19.7 in) x Depth: 16 cm (6.3 in) Weight: 6 kgs
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