Dance in painting
Music. Dance. The artist is not able to portray the sound, but he can convey movement and mood - with a light gesture, tilting his head, a fold on the dress, a fleeting smile on the face of the dancer, the tension of male muscles. Music and dance penetrate the painting with an instantly imprinted sound, which then continues indefinitely, passes through dozens and hundreds of years untouched, bright, meaningful.
It is difficult to draw a dance, just as it is difficult to visually grab and convey any movement on the canvas. However, expressing with a brush the emotional impulse of a dancer, his feelings and emotions is a task of double complexity. Perhaps this way the dance is so attractive to artists, because the meaning of their work is to capture the beautiful and breathe the soul into the canvas.
Greek mythology on the canvases of many artists is also represented by dance: from Sandro Botticelli to Poynter. The great masters imbued with their mighty power of the spiritual movement their immortal works, gaining power over the mind and imagination of subsequent generations. Goddesses, nymphs, forever imprinted in a round dance, their fluttering hair, their clothes troubled by the wind, bare feet frozen in a step keep music, dance, history, fiction, life itself.
Those, through whose vision of the world we perceive the past, were once themselves bewitched by a lively dance filled with movement, which they embodied in their works with a play of light and shadow, piercing and muted shades. In 1911, Matisse himself was called a madman, and his canvases “Dance”, “Music” and “Bathing” caused a real scandal. Inspired by folk dances, a year later the impressionist presented “Dance with Nasturtiums”. Restrained in the choice of color, the artist painted his famous canvas with only three colors.
Symbolist Franz von Stuck - a self-taught artist and his “Round Dance of Roses”, Australian Kunde Wang with “Dance of a Mongolian Girl”, Renoir and his canvases “Dance in Bougival,” “Dancing in a City” and “Dancing in a Village” are so different, but united by a common goal - to realize in static that which never stops, to breathe the feeling of flying into the colors.
Picasso, Leighton, Munch, Moreau, Albany - the list of artists transferring the dance to the canvas goes on and on. Great and almost forgotten, belonging to different schools of painting, different times, they seemed to begged for a moment to stop, and it dutifully froze, ready to give its beauty forever ...
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