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Rodin - Statue - Dancer Movement (1910-1911)

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About the Dancer Movement sculpture

Auguste Rodin sculpted the dancer movement statue after he met Alda Moreno in July 1910, a dancer at the Opéra Comique. He was fascinated by her suppleness and wanted to get her to pose immediately. The statue is the exact miniature replica of Rodin's original work. Even though the reproduction is in resin, the bronze aspect is finely rendered with a professional finish. The statue features a dancer in the standing position holding on her left leg in arched position and holding her left leg with her hands. According to Rodin, sculpture and dance draw on the same religious sources, which explains the occasionally unexpected closeness of the two art forms.

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The dancer movement statue belongs to a series of nine Dance Movements. It comes well protected in foam and with information about Auguste Rodin and his art.

Technical Specifications

  • Size: 9"H x 2.2"W x 3"D
  • Material: resin with bronze finish
  • Weight (lbs): 0.8, ship wt: 2 lbs
  • Care instruction: Not fragile, use dust cloth.


Auguste Rodin was a French sculptor who exhibited a unique talent to capture the extreme depths of human emotion. Although he didn't study at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he found inspiration in sculptural traditions. A majority of his criticism was due to his departure from highly decorative and thematic traditions. He preferred forms that were true to nature and took Michelangelo and Da Vinci as prime influences. Despite the controversy that surrounded his art, he refused to change his style, sticking to his vision until the end of his days. His most famous piece of Art, The Thinker, was originally part of a larger vision. Along with The Kiss and Gates of Hell, Rodin tried to encapsulate Dante’s Inferno in bronze. Eventually, the sculptor earned fame thanks to his unexpected realism and use of unconventional materials. Throughout his later life, he remains one of the greatest artists of his era.


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