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Vieille Bacchante

Vieille Bacchante

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"Vieille Bacchante" by Antoine Bourdelle is a bronze statue that depicts an elderly female figure in a contemplative pose. The figure is depicted with a serene expression, one hand resting on her hip and the other hand raised to her cheek. The flowing lines of her clothing and the intricate details of her face and hair add to the sense of grace and serenity in the piece. This statue is a reference to the Bacchantes, female followers of Dionysus in Greek mythology, who were known for their wild, carefree behavior and their love of wine. Bourdelle's interpretation of the Bacchante is both sensual and powerful, capturing the essence of this mythical figure. There are several variants of this scultpure of which the artist came back to the subject several times with Vieilles bacchantse (1903)and Bacchantes aux jambes croisées (1906). At the time of its creation, "Vieille Bacchante" was widely praised for its innovative style and its powerful depiction of a timeless story. This statue remains a significant example of Bourdelle's ability to merge classical forms with modern elements, creating works that are both timeless and contemporary.


Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929) was an influential and prolific French sculptor and teacher. He was a student of Auguste Rodin, a teacher of Giacometti and Henri Matisse, and an important figure in the Art Deco movement and the transition from the Beaux-Arts style to modern sculpture.

Year of creation

1907, XX century


Musée Antoine Bourdelle, France

Product information

Ready-to-hang Framed Poster with museum-quality paper.
- 250 gsm / 110 lb matte (uncoated) archival paper
- Thickness: 20-25 mm /0.79"–0.98" and for the USA market thickness is 1.9 cm/0.75"
- Paper color: off-white
- Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass.
- Includes a hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.
- For indoor use
- Ready-to-hang, poster is placed within the frame. You can hang it directly on the wall.

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