Thursday, October 7, 2010

Painting: The Competitors, some dancers in conflict

This is an acrylic called Competitors which dates from the days when I was associated with the Connecticut Conservatory of the Performing Arts. Though it was voice I studied there, most of its students were dancers. Before that time, I never really thought about the competitive aspects of dance - I just enjoyed watching it.

In this piece, dancers flair into seeming conflict. Or is it seeming?

And yes, their legs are unnaturally long. Very exaggerated.