Electric Counterpoint – 3d Laser Scan of the Young Dancer

Plazzotta's The Young Dancer

Plazzotta's The Young Dancer

The Young Dancer is a bronze sculpture by Venice born Enzo Plazzotta (1921 – 1981), which gracefully sits opposite the Zizzi restaurant off Bow Street, near to the Royal Opera House.

The 3d laser scan viewed here as a grey scale image, demonstrates Plazzotta’s ability to capture both the delicate frame and supple agility of the ballerina.

Detail View of 3d Laser Scan

Detail View of 3d Laser Scan

The poised right foot and defined calf is also a gentle reminder how dedicated and devoted ballerinas are to their art while suggesting the girl may be about to dance rather than rest.

Plazzotta was born in Mestre, near Venice and spent the majority of his working life in London, while becoming fascinated with the study of movement. This passion for movement may well have been due to his Italian heritage and influenced by Futurism, an art and social movement which originated in Italy in the early 20th century.

However, one can not ignore the influence of Degas in the delicate handling of the Impressionist’s celebrated subject matter.

Many of Plazzotta bronzes adorn the streets of London, which EA intend on laser scanning in good time.

Young Dancer From Above

Young Dancer From Above

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