This painting is the only one in my Nude Dancer series that is not anonymous. I was captivated by the dancer’s seemingly ageless beauty. The only indication that this may be a contemporary piece is by the manner in which I have handled the paint.
The model, though, evokes the same sort of debates that have followed the Mona Lisa all through the ages---what is she thinking? What does she look at? Is she, perhaps, pregnant and considering the life within her?
Inspite of the unanswered questions—and maybe partly because of them—she does have a natural beauty that will still be appreciated generations from now.
Edges are finished to eliminate the need for framing.
oil paint on canvas