DALOU, Jules
(b. 1838, Paris, d. 1902, Paris)

Girl Wearing a Headscarf

Marble, height 40 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

The folds of the headscarf embracing the subject's unruly hair invest the sculpture with an ornamental circular motion characteristic of Art Nouveau. Dalou was active from the 1860s to the turn of the 20th century and paid tribute to all the successive trends of artistic fashion during that period.

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