Rare Ceramic Sculpture in Craquelé of ISADORA DUNCAN, "Mother of the Modern Dance". Etienne Forestier 1920s France.
Rare Ceramic Sculpture in Craquelé of ISADORA DUNCAN, "Mother of the Modern Dance". Etienne Forestier 1920s, famous sculptural artist France.
Apparently Forestier like so many others (also other Artists like Auguste Rodin) were fascinated by the life and work of Isadora Duncan, founder of the Modern Dance. Duncan (1877-1927) was born in California but lived in Western Europe and the Soviet Union from the age of 22. She created an innovative dance technique with a focus on natural movement instead of the rigid technique of ballet. As a real Star "Avant la Lettre", she performed all over the world. At the age of 50 she died in a bizarre car accident, breaking her neck.
Etienne Forestier (19th-20th centuries) was a portrait and genre sculptor who started in 1909 to exhibit in Paris at the Salon of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and between 1914 and 1918 at the Salon des Indépendants. Most of his creations are in Bronze and in Terracotta. Forestier became also well known for the Statue of his friend Aviator and War Hero Roland Garros in Fréjus (1922).
The Isadora Duncan Sculpture was probably finished at the Faïencerie d' Art de Sainte-Radegonde - en - Touraine, inventors of the "Craquelé" Technique.
Signed on side Base: FORESTIER on Bottom: France
Base length 50 cm 19.60" Base width 17,5 cm 6.86" Total Height 36 cm 14.12" Weight 6,5 kg