1. A Turn of the Century

Seward Johnson

A Turn of the Century, 1995 Ed. 1 AP bronze

68 x 48 x 40 in.

Inspired by Dance at Bougival by Pierre Auguste Renoir. 

Johnson created three dancing couples inspired by Renoir’s well-known series of couples. Renoir’s most recognized dancers becomes A Turn of the Century, the title nodding to the chance for a full circle view of the dancers’ spin. The single brush stroke of blue on the woman’s white skirt hem is another nuance brought to the sculpture directly and purposefully from Renoir’s canvas. 

This sculpture is from Johnson's Beyond the Frame series. To learn more about this series, click here.