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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The Dancer Inside The Gallery
This is my favourite sculpture in the Gallery. It is Dancer, by Antonio Canova, a marble sculpture done between 1818-22. It is the second version of a statue the artist first did for the Empress Josephine. The first now resides in the Hermitage.
Beautiful sculture !ReplyDelete
I can't see why you like it. She's lovely!ReplyDelete
I like The Dancer sculpture too!ReplyDelete
It is always stunning to see what sculptors can do with marble, those plications look so wonderful real.ReplyDelete
love the way her dress drapes, it looks very fluid.ReplyDelete
@Tomas: it is!ReplyDelete
@Halcyon: Canova did great work.
@Nancy: it is always a delight to see her.
@Marianne: I have no idea how it's done.
@Gill: it does!
She certainly has that feminine "allure"!ReplyDelete
So pretty and a body image I can live with!ReplyDelete
so cute. a bit of whimsy and flirt to her. :)ReplyDelete
Now it is also my favorite!ReplyDelete
That sculpture is gorgeous. I can see why it's a favorite of yours. At the beginning of January I did a post on my travel site about Canova and the Temple he built in Italy that is now his tomb.ReplyDelete
There's everything in this sculpture: movement, shape, detail. No wonder you like it.ReplyDelete
@Lowell: she does!ReplyDelete
@Janis: much better than the runway models we see these days.
@Tex: there is that too!
@VP: I figured she'd be popular.
@Sharon: I remembered that someone did a post on Canova recently- I'll go on back over to your page and take a fresh look at the post.
@Red: there's a lot to it!
That is absolutely a very fine and delicate sculpture. I can imagine it's your favorite.ReplyDelete
It is beautiful!ReplyDelete
very nice. reminds me of a childhood trip 2 the museum ( ;ReplyDelete
That's a beautiful sculpture. I can feel the movement of her dancing :-)ReplyDelete
Empire fashion was lovely, as is this statue!ReplyDelete
She is quite lovely, William!ReplyDelete
Graceful and very beautiful.ReplyDelete
It always amazes me how much motion a sculptor can get working in marble. And the drape of fabric! Gorgeous!ReplyDelete
The sculpture is extremely well done, I love the flow of the fabric. Magnificent!ReplyDelete
@Jan: the craftsmanship that went into making it is extraordinary.ReplyDelete
@Linda: it is.
@Beth: I've always enjoyed museums.
@Tamago: that does come across in the work.
@Ciel: Canova really outdid himself. I'd like to see the version in the Hermitage.
@Pat: and an ideal addition to the Gallery.
@Kay: the sculptor really pulled it off here.
@EG: I quite agree.
@Cloudia: that's a good term for it!
She's just showing off. :-)ReplyDelete
Oh, that's a beautiful sculpture! It's especially graceful from the back with the flowing fabric.ReplyDelete
dancing is such a sweet part of lifeReplyDelete
whether in person, in art, a sculpture
Oh so lovely William, the pose, the folds of fabric, exquisite!ReplyDelete
A beautiful statue, William !ReplyDelete
Isn't she a cutie!ReplyDelete
@Revrunner: she is!ReplyDelete
@Linda: I thought featuring her from every angle was a good idea.
@Tammie: it is! Mind you, I have two left feet.
@Grace: Canova really knew his stuff!
@Karl: she certainly is.
@Norma: a fitting word!
@Jack: she is!
A lady with confidence :)ReplyDelete
That she is.Delete
So graceful and delicate looking. The more I see of your museum the more I want to visit. :)ReplyDelete
I love each visit.Delete
Graceful, but today's dancer would be pounds lighter. This looks more like a real person.ReplyDelete
That a stunning piece of work, so elegantReplyDelete
I agree with Geoff!ReplyDelete
So do I.Delete
The attention to the detail of flowing lines is amazing. An exquisite sculpture in the classical mode.ReplyDelete