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Dominique Alonzo

Nude, or Aurora

Dominique Alonzo

Dominique Alonzo

Nude, or Aurora

Nude, or Aurora

Dominique Alonzo

French

early 20th Century

Nude, or Aurora


signed: Alonzo

white marble, on a nero portoro marble base

83cm., 32 3/4 in. overall

Overall the condition of the marble is very good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is a small marble insert to the proper right arm. Some small natural inclusions which have been filled.


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After learning the tradition of Carrier-Belleuse from his master FalguièreDominique Alonzo became an established sculptor in the Art Deco style during the early twentieth century, his marbles often accommodating multiple media. The present marble demonstrates Alonzo's deviation from the contemporary vogue among sculptors for eroticism and seduction, indulging instead a nostalgia after a past ideal. Alonzo’s Nude expresses an appreciation of feminine beauty, proportion and naturalism that, through her muted energy and relaxed posture, rejects sensuality as decadent. The marble exudes confidence in the absence of drapery, apparently comfortable showcasing the classical beauty of the female form.


RELATED LITERATURE

E. Bénézit, Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Paris, 1999, p. 231