Firmado con pseudónimo J. Darcourt.
Material: Metal, seguramente Fonte D'Art (calamina) ricamente patinado en bronce.
Dimensiones: Altura 67 cm, ancho aprox. 39 cm.
Estado: Muy buen estado.
Historia: Demetre H. Chiparus: Maestro del Art Deco
Produjo magníficas obras que forman parte de las más importantes colecciones y museos a nivel mundial y son el mejor referente del ART DECO.
Escultura Art Decó de Demetre Chiparus (1886 - 1947):
Nació en Rumanía y llegó a París cuando tenía 20 años (antes de la 1ra. Guerra Mundial) para involucrarse más en su trabajo artístico. Cursó sus estudios en Italia y en la Ecole des Beaux Arts en Paris. Estudió con Mercié y Boucher y expuso en el Salon des Artistes Français de 1914 a 1928. Sus mejores y más novedosos trabajos fueron realizados entre 1914 y 1933. Produjo muchas estatuillas y los grupos de los niños y las niñas bailando. Chiparus también desarrolló el proceso de combinación de bronce y marfil para crear una escultura criselefantina maravillosa. Muchas de sus figuras eran de bailarinas exóticas inspiradas en las tendencias contemporáneas en el entretenimiento popular, como los Ballets Rusos de Diaghilev, que dio a sus obras su particular sabor de Art Decó. Chiparus diseñó las bases más estilizadas y extravagantes en el que presentar sus esculturas, a partir de una variedad de mármoles y ónix. La mayoría de sus esculturas fueron realizadas en las fundiciones Etling o Lehmann. Demetre Chiparus murió en Paris en 1947.
Very large art deco statue by J Darcourt, pseudonym for D H Chiparus.
Author: J Darcourt aka D H Chiparus
Date: c. 1930.
Signature: Signed J. Darcourt in base.
Dimensions: Height 67cm, Width 39cm
Condition: Very good condition.
Art Deco sculpture by Demetre Chiparus (1886 - 1947):
Born in Romania and came to Paris when he was 20 years old where he studied under Mercié and Boucher and exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français from 1914 to 1928. He produced many statuettes and groups of small children and dancing girls, their features carved and set into the bronze, gilded and enamelled. Many of his figures were of exotic dancers inspired by contemporary trends in popular entertainment, such as Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, which gave his works its particular Art Deco flavour. Chiparus designed the most stylised and extravagant bases on which to present his sculptures, the bases made from an assortment of marbles and onyx. Most of his sculpture were cast at Etling or Lehmann foundries.
Demetre Haralamb Chiparus (also known as Dumitru Chiparus; 16 September 1886, Dorhoi, Rumania January 1947, Paris, France) was a Romain Art Deco era sculptor who lived and worked in París.
He was born in Rumania, the son of Haralamb and Saveta. In 1909 he went to Italy, where he attended the classes of Italian sculptor Raffaello Romanelli. In 1912 he traveled to Paris to attend the Ecole de Beaux Arts to pursue his art at the classes of Antonin Mercie and Jean Boucher. Demetre Chiparus died in 1947 and was buried in Bagneux cemetery, just south of Paris.
The first sculptures of Chiparus were created in the realistic style and were exhibited at the Salon of 1914. He employed the combination of bronze, called to great effect. Most of his renowned works were made between 1914 and 1933. The first series of sculptures manufactured by Chiparus were the series of the children.
He worked primarily with the Edmond Etling and Cie Foundry in Paris administrated by Julien Dreyfus. Les Neveux de J. Lehmann was the second foundry who constantly worked with Chiparus and produced the sculptures of his models.
Chiparus rarely exhibited at the Salon. In 1923 he showed his “Javelin Thrower” and in 1928 exhibited his “Ta-Keo” dancer. During the period of Nazi prosecution and the World War 2 the foundries discontinued production of work by Chiparus. The economic situation of that time was not favorable to the development of decorative arts and circumstances for many sculptors worsened.
Since the early 1940s almost no works of Chiparus were sold but the he continued sculpting for his own pleasure, depicting animals in the Art Deco style. At the 1942 Paris Salon, the plaster sculptures “Polar Bear” and “American Bison” were exhibited and in 1943 he showed a marble “Polar Bear” and plaster “Pelican”.
Collector interest in the work of Chiparus appeared in the 1970s and has flourished since the 1990s.
Sculptures of Dimitri Chiparus represent the classical manifestation of Art Deco style in decorative bronze ivory sculpture. Traditionally, four factors of influence over the creative activity of the artist can be distinguished: and the dress in “Starfish” exactly reproduces the sketch for Goldfish’s dress from the ballet “Underwater kingdom”-Chiparus could have been influenced by Russian ballets indirectly, through the performances of French music halls and cabarets which bore traces of the strong impact of Russian ballet. Quite often, Chiparus used the photos of Russian and French dancers, vedettes and models from fashion magazines of his time.
After the tomb of Tutankamon was discovered in 1922, the art of ancient Egypt and the East came to French fashion and is also reflected in the creative activity of Chiparus. Several sculptures by Dimitri Chiparus and Claire Colinet represent queen Cleopatra and Egyptian dancers. The sculptures of Chiparus reflect his time and 1920-1930s sentiment of folle. Coming from the oldest French tradition of high-quality and extra-artistic decorative arts, the sculptures of Dimitri Chiparus combine elegance and luxury, embodying the spirit of the Art Deco epoch.