Side/front view of "Torso of a Dancer"

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Title

Side/front view of "Torso of a Dancer"

Subject

Bronze sculpture, American--20th century.
Figure sculpture, American--20th century.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Description

After modeling the Torso of a Dancer in about 1934, Fredericks carved it in Belgian black marble for the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He subsequently used the original plaster model to create several bronze casts.

Fredericks chose to leave the Torso with its raw bronze color. He finished the sculpture with a high degree of polish to emphasize the smooth forms, graceful lines, and strong muscles of the figure.

The nude female form is a subject that has entranced artists since the dawn of time. Fredericks' treatment is typical of sculptors working during the Art Deco period when streamlined, elegant forms predominated, yet Fredericks' realistic but slightly idealized treatment of this traditional subject also illustrates his personal, mature style.

Creator

Barth, Molly

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 22 Folder 20

Date

n,d,

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the Marshall M. Fredericks Archives.

Relation

V-22-20

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Black and white print

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

Files

Sidefront view of Torso of a Dancer.jpg

Citation

Barth, Molly, “Side/front view of "Torso of a Dancer",” Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, accessed May 18, 2024, https://omeka.svsu.edu/items/show/3530.