About the Dancer Movement sculpture
Auguste Rodin sculpted the dancer movement statue after he met Alda Moreno in July 1910, a dancer at the Opéra Comique. He was fascinated by her suppleness and wanted to get her to pose immediately. The statue is the exact miniature replica of Rodin’s original work. Even though the reproduction is in resin, the bronze aspect is finely rendered with a professional finish. The statue features a dancer in the standing position holding on her left leg in arched position and holding her left leg with her hands. According to Rodin, sculpture and dance draw on the same religious sources, which explains the occasionally unexpected closeness of the two art forms.
- Size: 9″H x 2.2″W x 3″D
- Material: resin with bronze finish
- Weight (lbs): 0.8, ship wt: 2 lbs
- Care instruction: Not fragile, use dust cloth.
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The dancer movement statue belongs to a series of nine Dance Movements. It comes well protected in foam and with information about Auguste Rodin and his art.
About Auguste Rodin
Fascinated by the female body and movement, Rodin took a keen interest in capturing the essence of the body in movement and was interested in different forms of dance which he considered to be authentic or modern at the time. Rodin “work is characterized by a passion for the human body and he considered himself incapable of any creativity if he did not have a living model in front of him. “˜In everything, I follow nature and I never pretend I am able to control her. My only ambition is to be subservient and faithful to her’, he said. The dancer movement statue is a perfect illustration of Rodin’s statement.