DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, The fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy 1907, The Art Institute of Chicago, American Art Collection DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, Almina, daughter of Asher Wertheimer 1908, Tate, London, presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes in 1922
 
Bertram MACKENNAL | The dancer

 
MACKENNAL, Bertram
Australia 1863 – England 1931-10-10
England, France and Italy 1882-88, Australia 1888-91, France 1891-94, England from 1894, with visits to Australia
The dancer 1904
Sculpture
bronze
168.0 (h) x 71.0 (w) x 69.0 (d) cm
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
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The dancer reflects Bertram Mackennal’s increasing concern, from the turn of the century, with naturalism and movement. Through the carefully balanced pose, the work expresses a sense of relaxed sensuality. The dancer is presented to the viewer not as a mythological figure, or a personification of natural forces, rather as a woman who inhabits the contemporary world.

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