• Mouvement de danse E - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Mouvement de danse E - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Mouvement de danse E - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Mouvement de danse E - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Mouvement de danse E - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Mouvement de danse E - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Mouvement de danse E - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Mouvement de danse E - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Mouvement de danse E - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Mouvement de danse E - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Mouvement de danse E - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Mouvement de danse E - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Mouvement de danse E - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Mouvement de danse E - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Mouvement de danse E - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
Click image to enlarge

Mouvement de danse E

Auguste Rodin

(French, 1840-1917)

Signed A. Rodin
Inscribed Nº6 and © by Musée Rodin 1956
Bronze with light brown and green patina
14 1/2'' (36.8 cm)

Conceived in circa 1911. This example cast in 1956. There are no lifetime casts of this model.


The American Loïe Fuller’s veil dances at the Folies Bergéres in 1892 became the rage of Paris. Her free and spontaneous approach to movement kindled Rodin’s interest in movement.

During this time, the artist also became friendly with Isadora Duncan, who established a ‘temple’ to the cult of the Greek dance in Bellevue, near the sculptor’s studio in Meudon. Rodin sketched her students’ movements, lamenting, ‘if I had only known such models when I was young. Models who move and whose movement is in close harmony with nature’.

Rodin executed nine figures in 1910–1919 entitled Mouvements de Danse. These plaster versions remain in the collection of the Musée Rodin. All bronze versions were cast posthumously by the Museum.

In the present work, Mouvement de danse E, the figure is balancing on her left leg while her right hand is holding onto her leg which is raised behind her. Her left arm is lifted upwards perhaps indicating a gesture of triumph or victory. In contrast to Mouvement de danse A, whose body is pulling upwards, the overall pose of Mouvement de danse E is of balance and stability. Despite this difference, it is particularly interesting to note that the torso of these two sculptures come from an identical cast.

A. Rodin, Mouvement de danse A, Musée Rodin, Paris

In fact, Rodin would often assemble such figures from different models, so as to achieve a sense of movement rather than mere anatomic correctness.

International interest in Rodin’s dancing figures has recently grown thanks to the 2016-2017 exhibition at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Rodin and Dance: the Essence of Movement.

TEFAF Maastricht 2019

March 16, 2019 - March 24, 2019

TEFAF Maastricht 2019 March 16, 2019 - March 24, 2019

Kijimmuuna II - Emily Young, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Kijimmuuna II


Emily Young

(British, Born 1951)

Désespoir de la Porte (Despair, from the Gates of Hell) - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Désespoir de la Porte (Despair, from ...


Auguste Rodin

(French, 1840-1917)

Victory - Sir Alfred Gilbert, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Victory


Sir Alfred Gilbert

(British, 1854-1934)

Perseus Arming - Sir Alfred Gilbert, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Perseus Arming


Sir Alfred Gilbert

(British, 1854-1934)

Maternité à la Draperie (Motherhood with Drapery) - Pablo Gargallo, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Maternité à la Draperie (Motherhood w...


Pablo Gargallo

(Spanish, 1881 - 1934)

Mouvement de danse F - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Mouvement de danse F


Auguste Rodin

(French, 1840-1917)

Mouvement de danse E - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Mouvement de danse E


Auguste Rodin

(French, 1840-1917)

Portrait of a man from Sudan (known as Nègre du Soudan) - Charles Henri Cordier, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Portrait of a man from Sudan (known a...


Charles Henri Cordier

(French, 1827-1905)

La Capresse des Colonies - Charles Henri Cordier, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

La Capresse des Colonies


Charles Henri Cordier

(French, 1827-1905)

Needless Alarms - Frederic Lord  Leighton, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Needless Alarms


Frederic Lord Leighton

(English, 1830-1896)

Angel of Life - Helaine Blumenfeld OBE, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Angel of Life


Helaine Blumenfeld OBE

(British, Contemporary)

Comedy & Tragedy: 'Sic Vita' - Sir Alfred Gilbert, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Comedy & Tragedy: 'Sic Vita'


Sir Alfred Gilbert

(British, 1854-1934)

 Lunar Torso II (Bronze) - Emily Young, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Lunar Torso II (Bronze)


Emily Young

(British, Born 1951)

Small Seated Figure - Henry Moore, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Small Seated Figure


Henry Moore

(English, 1898-1986)

Lion II - Lynn Chadwick, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Lion II


Lynn Chadwick

(British, 1914-2003)

Sea Torso (Bronze) - Emily Young, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Sea Torso (Bronze)


Emily Young

(British, Born 1951)

Head of a Sleeping Baby - Aimé-Jules Dalou, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Head of a Sleeping Baby


Aimé-Jules Dalou

(French, 1838-1902)

Le Chinois (Bust Of A Chinese Man, 2nd Version) - Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Le Chinois (Bust Of A Chinese Man, 2n...


Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

(French, 1827-1875)

Buste D'enfant (Bust Of A Child) - Aimé-Jules Dalou, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Buste D'enfant (Bust Of A Child)


Aimé-Jules Dalou

(French, 1838-1902)

Le Faucher (The Mower) - Constantin Meunier, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Le Faucher (The Mower)


Constantin Meunier

(Belgian, 1831-1905)

Othello - Pietro Calvi, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Othello


Pietro Calvi

(Italian, 1833-1884)

Tête de Femme (Head of a Young Woman with Flowing Hair) - Jules Desbois, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Tête de Femme (Head of a Young Woman ...


Jules Desbois

(French, 1851-1935)

Dosia - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Dosia


Auguste Rodin

(French, 1840-1917)

Jardinière des Titans (Vase of the Titans) -  Rodin and Carrier-Belleuse, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Jardinière des Titans (Vase of the Ti...


Rodin and Carrier-Belleuse

(French, 1840-1917 and 1824-1887)

 Le Frère et la Soeur (Brother and Sister) - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Le Frère et la Soeur (Brother and Si...


Auguste Rodin

(French, 1840-1917)

Giganti, Torse Masculin (Torso of Giganti) - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Giganti, Torse Masculin (Torso of Gig...


Auguste Rodin

(French, 1840-1917)

Étude pour le Secret (Study for the Secret) - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Étude pour le Secret (Study for the S...


Auguste Rodin

(French, 1840-1917)

Le Passage du Rhin (The Rhine Crossing) - Aimé-Jules Dalou, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Le Passage du Rhin (The Rhine Crossing)


Aimé-Jules Dalou

(French, 1838-1902)

Dancing - Edward Onslow-Ford, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Dancing


Edward Onslow-Ford

(English, 1852-1901)

Salome - Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Salome


Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal

(Australian, 1863-1931)

Folly - Edward Onslow-Ford, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Folly


Edward Onslow-Ford

(English, 1852-1901)

Torse Masculin (Masculine Torso) - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Torse Masculin (Masculine Torso)


Auguste Rodin

(French, 1840-1917)

Buste de Victor Hugo (Bust of Victor Hugo) - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Buste de Victor Hugo (Bust of Victor ...


Auguste Rodin

(French, 1840-1917)

Nu Se Dévoilant (Nude Unveiling) - Jean-Léon Gérôme, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Nu Se Dévoilant (Nude Unveiling)


Jean-Léon Gérôme

(French, 1824-1904)

Éternelle Idole (Eternal Idol), Petit Modèle - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Éternelle Idole (Eternal Idol), Petit...


Auguste Rodin

(French, 1840-1917)

Femme Assise (Seated Woman) - Pablo Picasso, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Femme Assise (Seated Woman)


Pablo Picasso

(Spanish, 1881-1973)

Perseus Arming - Sir Alfred Gilbert, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Perseus Arming


Sir Alfred Gilbert

(British, 1854-1934)

Le Baiser (The Kiss), 2nd Reduction - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Le Baiser (The Kiss), 2nd Reduction


Auguste Rodin

(French, 1840-1917)

L'Éternel Printemps (Eternal Spring), 2nd Reduction - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

L'Éternel Printemps (Eternal Spring),...


Auguste Rodin

(French, 1840-1917)

Le Baiser (The Kiss), 4th reduction - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Le Baiser (The Kiss), 4th reduction


Auguste Rodin

(French, 1840-1917)

Piccolo Cavallo (Small Horse) - Marino Marini, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Piccolo Cavallo (Small Horse)


Marino Marini

(Italian, 1901-1980)

 La Naissance de l'Amour (The Birth of Love) - Ossip Zadkine, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

La Naissance de l'Amour (The Birth o...


Ossip Zadkine

(Russian/French, 1890-1967)

The Sluggard - Frederic Lord  Leighton, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

The Sluggard


Frederic Lord Leighton

(English, 1830-1896)

La Vérité Méconnue (Truth Revealed), Moyen Modèle - Aimé-Jules Dalou, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

La Vérité Méconnue (Truth Revealed), ...


Aimé-Jules Dalou

(French, 1838-1902)

Main Droite 27 (Right Hand 27) - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd

Main Droite 27 (Right Hand 27)


Auguste Rodin

(French, 1840-1917)