Dancing Class

  • Dorothea Greenbaum, Dancing Class, 1967, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of David S. Greenbaum, 1974.103

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The body inspired Dorothea Greenbaum, who strove to tap into the “natural rhythms” that humans exhibit in their forms and actions. Although her art is based on nature, she contemplated and refined her subjects to create personal, original works of art. Dancing Class is one of Greenbaum’s many figures that portray adolescence, and the balance, elegance, and poise seen in it are characteristic of her work, which “dignifies the familiar” (Helen Schwartz, Dorothea Greenbaum: A Retrospective, 1972).

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“I am interested in forms that displace the air around them.” Artist quoted in Dorothea Greenbaum: A Retrospective, Exhibition Catalogue, 1972

Title
Dancing Class
Artist
Date
1967
On View
Dimensions
23 1/4 x 6 x 7 5/8 in. (59.0 x 15.2 x 19.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of David S. Greenbaum

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – child
  • Performing arts – dance – ballet
Object Number
1974.103
Palette
Linked Open Data
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