Year:designed in 1949, first cast in 1984
Height:175 cm
Technique:lost wax
Edition Size:8 plus 4 EA (plus 2 authorized foundry proofs)
Dalí was fascinated with the art of dance and it was of great significance in his life and work. Elements of flamenco can be seen in this sculpture; the ruffles on the dress, its low neckline, and the hair pulled back in a bun. Dalí seems to capture the sense of movement perfectly. The dancer twirls around in a display of vitality and ecstasy, the layers of her skirt flaring out as she moves; the heaviness of the bronze contrasts with the lightness of the vibrant dancer. The faceless figure, a recurring motif in Dalí’s oeuvre, lures us in with her intense rhythm.