8 June 2016
AFTER A MODEL BY ELENA YANSON-MANIZER, LOMONOSOV STATE PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, LENINGRAD, 1950s
Height 18 cm.
Related literature: For a similar work, see Yu. A. Traysman, Ode to Joy, Pinakotheke Moscow, 2008, ill. no. 252.
Realistically modelled as Galina Ulanova performing the role of the dying swan, all in white, with an incised manufactory mark.
The sculpture portrays one of the most celebrated dancers of the 20th century. The piece was created by the leading sculptor of Soviet ballet, Elena Yanson-Manizer and reproduced in porcelain at the Lomonosov State Manufactory. Yanson-Manizer first saw the young prima ballerina in 1936 when she danced in “The Fountain of Bakhchisarai” and asked Ulanova to model for her, subsequently creating a whole series of porcelain sculptures.
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