Dance of Air and Fire

  • Paul Manship, Dance of Air and Fire, 1930, bronze on marble base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.64

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Paul Manship created several sculptures that depicted the four elements of fire, earth, air, and water. In this piece the two animated figures and the large circle of flames evoke a ritual dance or ceremony.

Title
Dance of Air and Fire
Artist
Date
1930
On View
Dimensions
9 x 5 x 2 1/4 in. (22.8 x 12.8 x 5.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze on marble base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Allegory – element – fire
  • Allegory – element – air
  • Ceremony – dance
  • Figure group – nude
Object Number
1966.47.64
Palette
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