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François-Rupert CARABIN, Third Dancer with Crotales, 1906

Width: 4''   10cm
Height: 9'' ½  24cm
Depth: 4'' ⅜  11cm

France, 19th century

This patinated bronze sculpture was executed by François-Rupert Carabin in 1906.

François-Rupert Carabin worked in multiple artistic fields (sculpture, ceramics, cabinetmaking...). He was a pioneer of the decorative arts revival at the end of the 19th century and foreshadowed Art Nouveau. Part of his work had an erotic dimension, which is echoed in his Dancer with Crotales.

Indeed, the dancer is depicted nude, playing the crotales. Her bent legs indicate a graceful movement; her arched posture highlights the elegance of her arm movements; her head position complements the whole. Her sensuality is heightened by the presence of an ankle bracelet, emphasizing the nudity of the rest of her body. She holds crotales, an ancient percussion instrument, which saw a certain revival in the 19th century, notably under the influence of Hector Berlioz (1803-1869).

This sculpture is the third among a series of six bronze figurines called “The Dance of the Crotales”, which was first exhibited at the Salon of 1906. Subsequently, the sculptor created a series identical to the first, where the dancers are clothed.

The work is signed on the base.

A similar model to our sculpture is preserved at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Strasbourg, which owns a complete series of Carabin's naked dancers.

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