Pas de Basque (2014)
Painting by Dick Martin

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  • Painting, Canvas
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  • Size: 23.62 × 23.62 × 1.57 in (unframed)
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  • Signed on the back

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Dick Martin

United Kingdom

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Artist's description:

The inspiration for this painting comes from the famous film of Jackson Pollock painting a very large canvas on his studio floor in the 1950s. I have always thought his movements, as he works along the canvas applying paint, are dance / trance like. At some point a choreographer will surely use this film as an inspiration for a modern ballet piece. The rhythmical movements could creatively be set to music. Following this idea I have used the notion of a hand dance (hand-jive) whilst applying the paint. The paint flows, turns, runs and splashes in a dynamic fashion leaving dramatic marks as the hand dances across the canvas. Turn the music up loud and really go for it. This is tremendous fun to do – wowerrr! The painting is intended to be exciting close up as well as at a distance with new moves to be seen at every viewing. The titles of the paintings are dance moves in ballet which felt appropriate. “Pas de Basque,” known as "step of the Basques" is halfway between a leap and a step moving forwards or backwards. It can also be found in Scottish highland dance.

Materials used:

Acrylic paint