Search Results:

<< Viewing Record 272 of 366 >>
View : Light Box | List View | Image List | Detailed
 


Maker(s):Degas, Edgar
Culture:French (1834 - 1917)
Title:Dancer Moving Forward, Arms Raised, Right Leg Forward
Date Made:1882-1895 modeled; posthumous cast
Type:Sculpture
Materials:bronze
Place Made:France
Measurements:overall with base: 25 x 12 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.; 63.5 x 32.0675 x 20.955 cm
Narrative Inscription:  undated; signed incised with cast number and founder's mark on proper left foot: Degas / 72/E / CIRE PERDUE A.A. HEBRARD
Accession Number:  SC 1965.29
Credit Line:Purchased
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art
1965_29_a.jpg

Description:
full figure of young dancer, right leg forward and partially formed arms raised installed on wood base with L shaped bar set into its side; woman; dance; nude

Label Text:
Degas produced only one sculpture that was exhibited during his lifetime, the iconic Little Dancer of Fourteen Years, dressed in an actual dance costume (see illustration).

After Degas’s death, approximately 150 sculptures and studies made from wax and other materials were found in his studio. Of these, seventy-four were cast in bronze in editions of twenty-two. Many are motion studies of dancers, such as this sculpture, and bathers in awkward positions. In this figure, the underlying armature is revealed in the dancer’s right arm and leg, where the sculpting material deteriorated and fell away. These improvisatory figures, with their activated surfaces, reveal Degas’s working process and his experiments with three-dimensional form.

Tags:
women; nudes; dance; music

Link to share this object record:
https://museums.fivecolleges.edu/detail.php?t=objects&type=ext&id_number=SC+1965.29

Research on objects in the collections, including provenance, is ongoing and may be incomplete. If you have additional information or would like to learn more about a particular object, please email fc-museums-web@fivecolleges.edu.

4 Related Media Items

1965_29_a.jpg
1965_29_a.jpg
1965_29_a.jpg
1965_29_b.jpg
1965_29_a.jpg
1965_29_c.jpg
1965_29_a.jpg
1965_29_d.jpg
<< Viewing Record 272 of 366 >>