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Starfish Dancer Quality Lost Wax Bronze Statue
Item#SU94125
Cast in the traditional lost wax bronze method
Cast directly from a French antique sculpture (c.1928), this mesmerizing female statue by one of the best known artists of the Art Deco era, Demetre Chiparus (1888-1950), is often likened to the image of famous dancer Josephine Baker. Though only her face remains uncovered, the artist has captured a remarkable fluidity in the sensuously suggestive scales, squid, starfish and other crustaceans strategically placed on this beautifully stylized sea nymph bronze statue. This Design Toscano exclusive high quality lost wax bronze Art Deco sculpture is hand rubbed in a multidimensional sepia patina finish and set atop a solid black marble base. The Starfish Dancer sculpture is individually cast in the traditional lost wax method, which highlights the sculptural uniqueness and guarantees heirloom quality. Color patina is applied by hand one piece at a time, tone may vary slightly.
6"Wx6"Dx22"H. 9 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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