Alberto Savinio. Texts by Umberto Di Cristina, Alberto Savinio
1978 / 192 PAGES.
Language: Four editions: Italian, English, French, Spanish
Alberto Savinio describes the incredible life of the great American dancer who inspired Art Deco artists like Chiparus, Colinet and Preiss. Here, her dance movements come to life in marble, bronze and ivory.
The renowned American dancer, whom several artists of the Art Deco period paid homage to by reproducing her graceful movements in their fabulous, finely-chiselled bronze and ivory sculptures, is described here through the repertoire of these fascinating works, now collector’s items. On closer inspection, these little statues exquisitely embellished with enamel seem to exude a timeless magic, like any artefact belonging to a lost world. Like glittering amulets or secret talismans, the alluring femininity of these dancers shines brightly, meeting viewers’ gazes with a mystery that can never be uncovered.