For some it may be a big curiosity or even a historical wonder that Greek statues and modern mannneqins have a great resemblance. This association can only be an indication that mannequins are archetypes born from the brilliant design and concepts of Greek statues, All over the world, many industries have evolved and revolutionized this same concept.

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The first fashion mannequins, made of papier-mâché, were made in France in the mid-19th century. Mannequins were later made of wax to produce a more lifelike appearance. In the 1920s, wax was supplanted by a more durable composite made with plaster. WikiCommons

There are several historical strands that led to the development of the modern female fashion-display mannequin. From the fifteenth century, the miniature fashion doll (known as a “milliners’ mannequin”) was sent by dressmakers to wealthy customers, or exhibited for money by dressmakers to customers who wanted to copy the fashions. Other precursors of the fashion-display mannequin include artists’ lay figures (life-sized wooden dolls used by artists); anatomical wax models, used for teaching medicine; and, finally, tailors’ dummies. These examples utilized expertise in modeling representations of the human figure in wood, cane, papier-mâché, and/or wax. source





Dalí was a versatile artist. Some of his more popular works are sculptures and other objects, and he is also noted for his contributions to theatre, fashion, and photography, among other areas.

Sculptures and other objects

Two of the most popular objects of the surrealist movement were Lobster Telephone and Mae West Lips Sofa, completed by Dalí in 1936 and 1937, respectively. Surrealist artist and patronEdward James commissioned both of these pieces from Dalí; James inherited a large English estate in West Dean, West Sussex when he was five and was one of the foremost supporters of the surrealists in the 1930s.article source

The ingenuity and brilliant artistic works of Salvadore
continue to fascinate the hearts and minds of art lovers everywhere.

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Salvadore Dali

Salvadore Dali

Salvadore Dali


The Museum of Display Mannequins

Display mannequins represent an outstanding development in Applied Art of the 20th Century. They reflect the beauty ideals and fashion trends of their era, and as such mirror advertising and communication, gender roles, art and design, as well as economic, technological and social history. These historical models provide a fascinating snapshot of their time, for example Belle Epoque, Art Déco or New Look. Highlights of this type of commercial art include figure designs from acclaimed artists such as Rudolf Belling, Gerhard Schliepstein, Paul Scheurich, René Herbst and André Vigneau.

Mannequin Museum

Mannequin Museum

Mannequin Museum

Mannequin Museum

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