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.
- Paul Manship
- Dancer and Gazelles
- United States
- Inscribed: "Paul Manship c 1916"
- H.: 78.7 cm (31 in.) base: 84.5 × 25.4 cm (33 1/4 × 10 in.)
- Friends of American Art Collection