Art Deco bronze figure by Suzanne Bizard Femme et Tourterelle


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Art Deco bronze figure by Suzanne Bizard Femme et Tourterelle


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Femme et Tourterelle. An Art Deco bronze sculpture of a seated nude female holding a turtle dove to her face. Very finely detailed and well cast. The dark green patina is in excellent original condition and adds to the delightful character of this charming piece Signed in the cast S Bizard and made in France c 1925


Suzanne Bizard, born August 1, 1873 in Saint-Amand-Montrond and died January 21, 1963 in Paris. She was a life member of the Société des Artistes Français, where she exhibited until 1936. She obtained an honorable mention in 1900 when her plaster statue Vers l’idéal (No 1846) was purchased by the State .She also exhibited at the Salon of French artists L’Honneur et l’Argent in 1903 and two portraits in 1904 and 1905.She received a bronze medal in 1913. She specialize in bust portraits and statuettes of children and groups. She made a sculpture that decorates the grave of the feminist Hubertine Auclert, in the Père-Lachaise cemetery (division 49) in Paris.

Suzanne Bizard died on January 21, 1963 in Paris.

Art Deco was named after the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts held in Paris in 1925. It was the  successor to and a reaction against art nouveau. Seen in furniture, pottery, textiles, jewellery, and glass it was also a notable style of cinema and hotel architecture.

Its chief difference from art nouveau is the influence of cubism which gives art deco design generally a more fragmented, geometric character. However, imagery based on plant forms, and sinuous curves remained in some art deco design, for example that of Clarice Cliff. Art deco also varied in its influences, taking inspiration from ancient Egyptian art, Aztec and other ancient Central American art. It also drew on the modern architecture and design of the Bauhaus, and of architects such as Le Corbusier and Mies van de Rohe.

Date French c 1925

Size  Base 26 cm x 10 cm and height 20.5 cm

Condition Excellent original condition

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