artist Pushkin EH Dance Macabre
Probably one of the greatest dance sequences in the creative cinemas ever, ‘Dance Macabre’ (Dance of Death) in the ‘Seventh Seal’ by Ingmar Bergman is my theme for GICAS’s monthly exhibition ‘Dance.’ The painting recites an imaginative and colourful entity pouring light of fondness and faiths over the dancers, those are going to eternity! Dance exists as a complex ‘medium’ (of visual, emotional, physical… contents). Also, dance is a species oriented activity to communicate multiple desires and messages such as suitability/fitness, emotion and sexuality in different species, and for human being, dance is a cultural activity too. Dance has been assisted human civilization to become physically and emotionally fit for peaceful existence and still facilitating present ‘hassled’ civilization to keep fertile and relaxed, inspired and disciplined! Defining dance is not an easy task because dance is a ‘language’ too. We can obviously feel such delight if go through folk/tribal and classical dances. Such dancers can narrate stories and myths exceptionally through their rhythmic movements, gesture, emotions, songs, costume etc. ‘Dance’ is challenging- and historic (Traces of dance from prehistoric times such as the 9,000 year old Bhimbetka rock shelters paintings in India and Egyptian tomb paintings depicting dancing figures from c. 3300 BC.) theme for visual mediums mostly to painting, sculpture, film etc. Finally, dance is a fabulous art to explore, expand and care.
Title of work ‘Dance Macabre’– Rebuilt Infinity.
Size of work ( either cm or inches) 42cm X 32cm
Technique, Medium & material used Multi Medium
Powerful thought provoking artwork. Excellent!
Color Combination is superb; but figures are more static rather then in motion ; seems dancing in wilderness !
I fully endorse your meaning of Dance in a cross cultural Martix; Your Painting should have justified it.