Dancers in Art

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Blog, Introducing New Work

As a favorite theme found in art history, “the dancer” has been an inspiration for Tom Corbin’s bronze sculpture for over two decades. The movement, composition and grace of the figure are qualities that he finds particularly intriguing. Corbin’s fascination with Edgar Degas’ sculptures and paintings served as the early stimulus for his dancers. Please enjoy these examples of works by “The Greats” from The Renaissance to today and new works by our own Tom Corbin.

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Sandro Botticelli, La Primavera, c. 1482

 

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Nicolas Poussin, Dance to the Music of Time, c. 1634 – 1636

 

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Edgar Degas, The Dancing Class, c. 1871

 

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Edgar Degas, L’Etoile, c. 1876 – 1877

 

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Edgar Degas, Dancers in the Classroom, c. 1880

 

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Edgar Degas, Little Dancer of Fourteen Years, c. 1881

 

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Henri Matisse, Dance I, c. 1909 – 1910

 

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Edgar Degas, Bronze Dancers (various), bronze casts c. 1920

 

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Fernando Botero, Bailarina na Barra (painting)

 

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Fernando Botero, Ballerina, 2007. Ballerina, 2011
Images from marlboroughgallery.com

 

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Tom Corbin, Ballerina I (left), 2013. Ballerina I and II (right), 2013

 

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Tom Corbin, Ballerina I (left), 2013. Ballerina I and II (right), 2013

 

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Tom Corbin, Dance Moderne IV, 2012

 

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Tom Corbin, Dance Moderne V, 2013

 

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Tom Corbin, Dance Moderne VI, 2013