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Queen Semiramis Exotic Dancer Art Deco Statue
Item#QL1436314
By artist Demetre H. Chiparus (1886-1947)
A masterwork of an original Art Deco sculpture, this recast 1920's dancer statue exemplifies the power of the mythical Queen of King Ninus of Assyria. Known for his exotic statues, Art Deco figurines and sculptures, Demetre Chiparus studied at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris to become the preeminent sculpturist of his time. This Basil Street Gallery-exclusive collectible work is cast in quality designer resin, hand-painted in a green bronze finish and set atop a wood museum mount. With her magnificent cape that cascades to the floor, the Queen Semiramis ballet dancer statue lends drama to any home or gallery.

12"Wx5"Dx15"H. 6 lbs.
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Demetre H. Chiparus (1886-1947)

Romanian sculptor Demetre H. Chiparus was an Art-Deco era sculptor of dancers who lived and worked in Paris. His sculptures were renowned, produced between 1914 and 1933, and made in a combination of bronze and ivory that allowed for dramatic, stylized structure, a technique known as Chryselephantine. His later works in the 1920s were influenced by Chiparus 's growing fascination with Egypt. Chiparus sculptures early on were created in realism and exhibited at the Salon in 1914. After Pharaoh Tutankhamen 's tomb was excavated in 1922, Chiparus created sculptures inspired by Egypt, such as Egyptian Dancer.

Some of Chiparus 's most exciting sculptures of dancers taken from the Russian Ballet, French theatre, early motion pictures, and opera, as can be seen in Thais Dancer. Sculptures such as Peacock Fan Dancer are captured in movement, highly Art Deco in style, appearing very long and lean.Demetre came from the old French tradition of high-quality and extra-artistic decorative arts, thus the sculptures of Chiparus embodied the Art Deco movement by combining elegance and luxury.

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