The sculpture is also known by the name Vela. The woman appears blocked in a dynamic movement of oriental dance with her front torso, her head in profile and her hand gestures very marked and typical of Indian representations and of Leon Bakst’s choreutic physiognomic and costume design-like stylizations. In the twenties, Andreotti’s interest for oriental art is also evident in many of his other artworks (Woman with cherries) and is related to the great impulse given by the Russian ballets directed by Diaghilev and interpreted by the great Vlasow Nijinskij.
Room: Early Works
Author: Libero Andreotti