Dancer in a snakeskin dress
Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947)
20th century, Bronze, ivory and silver
The excellent skill of Demetre Chiparus, a leading Romanian artist of the Art Deco period, is shown in his ability to render the dancers' faces with abstract expressions, managing to create timeless figures that become true icons of beauty and style. In the Dancer in a snakeskin dress, the interest in the Orient is evident in the dress that falls tightly over the dancer's body, with a showy belt and a headdress that hides her hair.