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Degas - Ballerina statue (large) - Little Dancer of 14 years old (1881)

$175.00
Color
Brown
About the ballerina statue

Our ballerina statue is a high-end decorative reproduction of Edgar Degas' most famous sculpture: " La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans" (French for "Fourteen-Year-Old Little Dancer Ballerina"). This outstanding replica is faithful but smaller than the original and also includes a fabric skirt and hair bow as had the original. The piece is signed - Degas' signature appears on the underside of the base. The ballerina statue comes well packed and protected in foam. Additionally, comes a certificate of reproduction and interesting facts card about Degas and his Art.

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Degas created the original ballerina statue in 1881. His model was Marie van Goethem, a young student of the Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris. With his Little Dancer sculpture, Degas introduced unusual mixed materials and broke with academic practices in his days. The statue was made of colored wax and adorned with real hair and a fabric costume.

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  • Size: 13.5"H x 6"W x 6"D
  • Material: Resin and fabric, wooden base
  • Weight (lbs): 3.2; ship wt; 5 lbs
  • Care instruction: Dust cloth, keep away from wet or dry immediately.
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    Degas
    While considered a founder of Impressionism, Edgar Degas hated the term and considered himself a realist. His paintings display great technical skill as well as artistic sensibilities. His ability to showcase perspectives and subjects differentiated him from most of his contemporaries. In the 1870’s Degas penned his most renowned works, including Foyer de la Danse and Musicians in the Orchestra. In this time, he drew inspiration from cafes, boulevards, shops, and more. Above all, he spent his time capturing the beauty of natural, everyday humanity. Although he denied and despised the term, “Impressionist,” it is still important to recognize his contributions to the form. It is certainly true that Degas’ work will remain magnificent and notable. In other words, it is worth noting its technical as well as its emotional beauty. Musart Boutique is where you get all Degas masterpieces enlightened on precious porcelain or other high-crafted items.

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