A stunning bronze in the Art Deco style of a seductive female dancer in flowing Eastern attire. This high quality piece is made from the lost wax process (cire perdue). It is a recast of an original by the famous scultptor Colinet and bears the associated replica signature. The attention to detail is fantastic and the sculpture, set on an attractive marble base, is extremely lifelike. Height 26 cm Width 21 cm Depth 16 cm Weight approx. 3.2 kilos Claire Jeanne Roberte Colinet (1852-1908) Belgian sculptor Colinet was well known in her day and remembered for her series "Dancers of the World", which included "Ankara Dancer." Colinet worked in bronze and chryselephantine, as did most other sculptors of the time. Colinet regularly incorporated theatrical themes into her sculptors, especially with her dancers. Colinet's sculptures were not stoic and frozen, but were full-figured and energised with strong impressions while being dynamically posed. Colinet's sculptures were exhibited at the Parisian Salons from 1913 through 1940. 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.
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