- Luce Center Label
- 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).
- Luce Object Quote
- “I am interested in forms that displace the air around them.” Artist quoted in Dorothea Greenbaum: A Retrospective, Exhibition Catalogue, 1972
- Data Source
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Dorothea Greenbaum, born New York City 1893-died Princeton, NJ 1986
- Credit Line
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of David S. Greenbaum
- 23 1/4 x 6 x 7 5/8 in. (59.0 x 15.2 x 19.5 cm.)
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