Felicien Rops

La Femme au Trapèze

La Femme au Trapèze by Felicien Rops

Artwork Detail Request a print

Rops creates a strong sense of weightiness in the body of the trapeze artist, whose dark-ringed eyes gaze wearily back at the viewer. The scene is one of stillness, and yet activity is indicated by the presence of the trapeze, on which gravity can be defied. It is as if she is tired of being eternally watched, by the circus audience, the artist, and we, the spectators. (Impressions of Time and Place, 2002)

Title
La Femme au Trapèze
Artist/creator
Production date
1848-1898
Medium
etching
Dimensions
190 x 113 mm
Inscription
Felicien Rops (op. plate)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1980
Accession no
1980/17
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

If you’re interested in reproducing this artwork, you can enquire here.

Request a print