Monday, February 8, 2010

Spirit of the Dance

Another winter image in my series of bronze sculptures taken at the Joslyn Art Museum's sculpture garden.

Willis A. Strauss Family Garden Gallery
Spirit of the Dance (1932) by painter and sculptor William Zorach (American, born Lithuania, 1887–1996) Zorach’s first large-scale composition, Spirit of the Dance for Radio City MusicHall, also represents his first work in cast aluminum. The work is based on an important concept in his oeuvre: rhythm. In addition to the aluminum work, Zorach had several bronze casts made, including this one. Lent by the University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1974

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8 comments:

Dragonstar said...

That's absolutely lovely. The sculpture is beautiful, and the white twigs across the corner add to the gracefulness of the whole photo.

Aileni said...

I had not noticed the twigs...

Bill said...

The poor thing. She must be freezing.

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

A fine, strong, deco-looking piece. Also, it makes me feel cold!
:-)
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Quasi Serendipita said...

She certainly looks cold!

Jacob said...

Omigod! This is here in the USA. It's quite lovely. Don't let our former Attorney General see it, though! He'll have a righteous fit and drape it with a opaque rag of some kind!

Kathy said...

She epitomizes the phrase "frozen solid"!

awarewriter said...

A lovely tribute to beauty and poise.