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.

40 comments:

  1. I can't see why you like it. She's lovely!

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  2. I like The Dancer sculpture too!

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  3. It is always stunning to see what sculptors can do with marble, those plications look so wonderful real.

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  4. love the way her dress drapes, it looks very fluid.

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  5. @Tomas: it is!

    @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!

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  6. She certainly has that feminine "allure"!

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  7. So pretty and a body image I can live with!

    Janis
    GDP

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  8. so cute. a bit of whimsy and flirt to her. :)

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  9. Now it is also my favorite!

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  10. 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.

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  11. There's everything in this sculpture: movement, shape, detail. No wonder you like it.

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  12. @Lowell: she does!

    @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!

    @Tanya: indeed.

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  13. That is absolutely a very fine and delicate sculpture. I can imagine it's your favorite.

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  14. very nice. reminds me of a childhood trip 2 the museum ( ;

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  15. That's a beautiful sculpture. I can feel the movement of her dancing :-)

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  16. Empire fashion was lovely, as is this statue!

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  17. Graceful and very beautiful.

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  18. It always amazes me how much motion a sculptor can get working in marble. And the drape of fabric! Gorgeous!

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  19. The sculpture is extremely well done, I love the flow of the fabric. Magnificent!

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  20. @Jan: the craftsmanship that went into making it is extraordinary.

    @Denise: thanks!

    @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.

    @RedPat: true!

    @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!

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  21. Oh, that's a beautiful sculpture! It's especially graceful from the back with the flowing fabric.

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  22. dancing is such a sweet part of life
    whether in person, in art, a sculpture
    all grand

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  23. Oh so lovely William, the pose, the folds of fabric, exquisite!

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  24. @Revrunner: she is!

    @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!

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  25. So graceful and delicate looking. The more I see of your museum the more I want to visit. :)

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  26. Graceful, but today's dancer would be pounds lighter. This looks more like a real person.

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  27. That a stunning piece of work, so elegant

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  28. The attention to the detail of flowing lines is amazing. An exquisite sculpture in the classical mode.

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