"Chiparus Regule Art Deco Dancer Sitting Marble Base Sign R Lullier"Art Deco regulator representing a seated dancer all on a marble base, several essences and onyx.
Signed on the skirt R Lullier, pseudonym of Demetre Chiparus.
The dancer is adorned with bracelets and necklace, wearing a hat, dressed just in a skirt with a beautiful drape. Bare bust.
Wear and friction on the patina. Some small chips on the edges of the marble.
We sell it as in the photos, untouched, nature.
Demetre Chiparus also known as Dumitru Chipāruş, was born in Dorohoi, Romania in September 1886. His journey was punctuated by travel between Italy and France. In 1909, the artist-sculptor went to Italy where he attended the lessons of Raffaello Romanelli. Subsequently, he left for the French capital to perfect his art at the Ecole des Beaux Arts with Antonin Mercie and Jean Boucher. This artist will therefore be inspired and trained in the most prestigious establishments of his time.
THE ALLIANCE OF MATERIALS
The combination of bronze and i v o r e, also known as Chryselephantine, had a remarkable effect on this artist's work. Indeed, this alloy gives radiance, shine and a personalized stylistic effect. During this period, his work with the material will thus be enriched by his series of children. The recreation or Lazzarone, the accordian playing boy are the perfect examples.
SCULPTURES WITH EGYPTIAN INFLUENCES
It should be noted that Demetre Chiparus is a sculptor of the Art Deco movement, mainly known for his Bronze sculptures depicting exotic dancers. Most of his greatest works were made between the years 1914 and 1933. During the 1920s, this great Romanian sculptor was inspired by excavations in Egypt, in particular the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, to create sculptures clearly inspired of Egyptian culture. This influence will be found later in the production of dancers with Egyptian costumes and various poses. His work will also be inspired by Russian ballets or French theater.
THE BRONZES OF CHIPARUS
The maturity of the artist’s work therefore peaked at the beginning of 1920. Sculptures remarkable both for their technicality and for the quality of the materials contributed to his notoriety. But it is notably with Danseuse au cerceau, inspired by the dancer Zoula de Boncza from the Folies Bergères, that he will produce one of his most brilliant works.
A UNIQUE STYLE
The decorative bronze and ivory sculptures by Dimitri Chiparus represent a classic manifestation of the Art Deco style of the time. Some of his sculptures were influenced by Russian ballets. At that time, the sculptor quite often used magazine photos to make his pieces, so he had to pick up those of French and Russian dancers to make his work. But the sculptures of Chiparus also emanate from a concern to make the decorative arts elegant and luxurious. The unparalleled quality of this artist’s work is today recognized internationally and enjoys a permanent presence at the Art Deco Museum of Salamanca in Spain.
Source: barnebys website
HEIGHT 45 CM
HIGH REGULATED 39.5 CM
WIDTH 51.6 CM
REGULATED WIDTH 38.1 CM
DEPTH 19.6 CM