Pas De Chat (2014)
Acrylic painting by Dick Martin


  • Acrylic painting, Canvas
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  • Size: 23.62 × 23.62 × 1.57 in (unframed)
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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 so 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 Chat” - the step of the cat – a sidestep and jump. The cygnets dance in Swan Lake includes many of these steps.

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acrylic paint

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