Dancer with Tambourine

Medal
1931 (struck)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Sculpture, Room 111, The Gilbert Bayes Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

One aspect of Art Deco was a revival of Neo-classical art. Its sparse, simple clarity appealed to designers and artists trying to reduce images to their essential form.
In the early decades of the 20th century, as a result of the changes in production and purpose, medals were no longer so closely tied to their traditional functions of commemoration and reward, and French medals could now be decorative objects in their own right.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleSatyr (generic title)
Materials and Techniques
Bronze, struck, uniface
Brief Description
Plaquette, bronze, Dancer with Tambourine, by Marcel Claude Renard, France (Paris), 1931
Dimensions
  • Height: 5.3cm
  • Width: 5.3cm
Style
Credit line
Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy
Object history
Given by Mrs. John Hull Grundy, in 1978.
Subjects depicted
Summary
One aspect of Art Deco was a revival of Neo-classical art. Its sparse, simple clarity appealed to designers and artists trying to reduce images to their essential form.

In the early decades of the 20th century, as a result of the changes in production and purpose, medals were no longer so closely tied to their traditional functions of commemoration and reward, and French medals could now be decorative objects in their own right.
Bibliographic Reference
Fisher, Wendy, French Medal Design in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco Periods, London: The Victoria and Albert Museum, 2000.
Collection
Accession Number
A.7-1978

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record createdMay 9, 2005
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