Dancer and Gazelles

A work made of bronze.

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Date:

1916

Artist:

Paul Manship
American, 1885–1966

About this artwork

This graceful trio by the Minnesota-born sculptor Paul Manship exemplifies his ability to synthesize different artistic influences in his work. The dancer, raised elegantly on the balls of her feet, gestures with her arms toward the two gazelles in a pose reminiscent of Indian art; in contrast, the stylization of the draped fabric of her skirt recalls archaic Greek sculpture. The work also highlights Manship’s keen eye for detail; the linear ornament that adorns the skirt and the plinth is striking in its refined beauty. Despite its assimilation of past art forms, Dancer and Gazelles remains fresh and original, and it is one of Manship’s most admired works.

On View

American Art, Gallery 272

Artist

Paul Manship

Title

Dancer and Gazelles

Origin

United States

Date

1916

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Inscribed: "Paul Manship c 1916"

Dimensions

H.: 78.7 cm (31 in.) base: 84.5 × 25.4 cm (33 1/4 × 10 in.)

Credit Line

Friends of American Art Collection

Reference Number

1916.444

Extended information about this artwork

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