Female Dancer from the "Russian Ballet", H 29 cm
Female Dancer from the "Russian Ballet", H 29 cm
Female Dancer from the "Russian Ballet", H 29 cm
Female Dancer from the "Russian Ballet", H 29 cm
Female Dancer from the "Russian Ballet", H 29 cm
  • Female Dancer from the "Russian Ballet", H 29 cm
  • Female Dancer from the "Russian Ballet", H 29 cm
  • Female Dancer from the "Russian Ballet", H 29 cm
  • Female Dancer from the "Russian Ballet", H 29 cm

Female Dancer from the "Russian Ballet", H 29 cm

Paul Scheurich (1883-1945) was as fascinated by the world of theatre as porcelain artists 250 years earlier had been. He produced countless variations on the themes of dance, masquerade, gallantry and the grotesque - in the Rococo style and modelled to the high degree of meticulous sophistication so typical of him. MEISSEN® connoisseur Otto Walcha (1901-1968) adjudged that porcelain had not been fashioned in such an exuberant, material-responsive way since Johann Joachim Kaendler (1706-1775). The young Paul Scheurich was as thrilled as anyone when Russian ballet took the cities of Europe by storm in the early 20th century. He was inspired to produce his “Russian Ballet” figure group upon attending a guest performance of “Le Carnaval”, based on a piano cycle by Robert Schumann, at Berlin’s Theater des Westens in 1912. The five Russian male and female dancers he depicted were his first and his most successful works for MEISSEN®.
The world-famous dance troupe is now being re-issued in a particularly attractive colour scheme for our “Limited-Edition Art Works”. Their light-hearted poise, dynamic and weightless, has lost none of its appeal over the ages. Scheurich freezes his Russian dancers in full motion - making grand gestures and with skirts and coat-tails flying - as if in a snapshot. A sculptor pays homage to the art of high dance - still a major challenge for modellers which they master with great dexterity.

Chiarina
The beguiling young lady in the Russian “Le Carnaval” ballet bears the same name as the composer’s Robert Schumann future wife in his fictitious “League of David” music society. Paul Scheurich’s figure stresses the dancer’s natural, truly innocent grace. She sways weightlessly on the tips of her toes and appears to be scurrying fleet-footedly away from her admirer - maybe she will break his heart for ever.

SKU: 900584-73305-1
Weight: 1400 g
Limited to 25 pieces.

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