Dancer and Gazelles

Dancer and Gazelles

1916

sculptor

Paul Manship

(American, 1885-1966)

Bronze

Overall: 82 x 82.6 cm (32 5/16 x 32 1/2 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1917.1079

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Initially interested in painting, Manship opted to pursue sculpture after discovering he was color-blind.

Description

One of Manship’s most popular compositions, this work established his reputation as an important up-and-coming sculptor. Here, his mastery of elegant silhouette is manifest through the gracefully posed dancer and her sleek animal companions. Stylized decorative patterning embellishes the dancer’s hair and swaying skirt.

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