DE­SIGN ICON

A close look at the in­spi­ra­tions be­hind Chiparus’ amaz­ingly life­like deco dancers

Homes and Antiques Magazine - - CONTENTS - FEA­TURE DO­MINIQUE COR­LETT PHO­TO­GRAPHS DAVID CAUDERY

In the 1920s, a new breed of dar­ing and vi­va­cious bronze !gure danced onto the Euro­pean stage, as artists at­tempted to cap­ture the spirit of the times. To­day, th­ese grace­ful and stylised fe­male forms are in­stantly recog­nis­able as art deco icons, sum­ming up that short yet trans­for­ma­tive pe­riod be­tween the wars.

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