Public Art

Two Girls Dancing

By Carl Milles
Category: Sculpture


This work belongs to the period when Milles was developing his own personal style. The two dancers have distorted forms, yet seem completely realistic and dynamic. They are caught at a moment when they are off-balance yet calm, interacting yet barely touching. It is this frozen sense of motion that makes this sculpture so striking.

Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden website.

Dimensions: 77″
Year Completed: 1917
Material: Bronze
Owner: Gateway Foundation

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