Dimitrios Galanis (Greek 1879-1966) La Danseuse/ Portrait de mademoiselle Schwartz de l’ Opéra 151 x 110 cm. ( 59 1/4 x 45 1/8 in.)

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Lot 49
Dimitrios Galanis
(Greek 1879-1966)
La Danseuse/ Portrait de mademoiselle Schwartz de l’ Opéra 151 x 110 cm. ( 59 1/4 x 45 1/8 in.)

Sold for £ 116,650 (US$ 160,996) inc. premium

Greek Sale

16 Dec 2003, 14:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

Dimitrios Galanis (Greek 1879-1966)
La Danseuse/ Portrait de mademoiselle Schwartz de l’ Opéra
signed and dated 'D. Galanis /1920' (lower right)
oil on canvas
151 x 110 cm. ( 59 1/4 x 45 1/8 in.)

Footnotes

  • Exhibited:
    Paris, Salon des Indépendants, Palais des Champs Elysées, 23 January-28 February 1921, no 1376.
    Paris, Galerie La Licorne, Exposition D. Galanis, 3-18 March 1922, no 10.

    Literature:
    Amour de l’art, “Salon des Indépendants”, 1921, p. 16-18.
    Comoedia, 21 January 1921.
    Crapouillot, 22 January 1921.
    Rennaissance, 30 January 1921.
    Revue Mondiale, 15 February 1921.
    Don Quichotte, 25 January 1921.
    Emmanuel Mavromatis, Prints and Paintings by Galanis, Athens 1983, p. 452, (Illustrated from a press cutting of “De la vie Artistique”, Paris 1922, p.11).

    Even though Galanis exhibited with his contemporaries, the Fauves and Cubists, in Paris, and participated actively in the artistic life of the French capital, he never adhered to any particular movement. Rather, he distilled the various influences into a visual idiom entirely his own. Galanis reveals his personal style through a muted palette and simplified forms. Rarely did he paint portraits. In the present painting from 1920, the elegant ballerina in her white costume and shiny pink satin slippers occupies the frontal plane while around her are references to her life on the stage: the piano, the musical score, the edge of the curtain.
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