Arabesque, a ballet movement
This painting represents anatomy of arabesque movement. Arabesque is a ballet movement in which a dancer stands on one straight leg in the same time the performer moves the other leg upwards behind the body.
“I am trying to catch the spirit in movement through the human body and to show it on a flat surface. To freeze-frame a small glimpse of movement. I was particularly interested in the architecture of classical dance choreography. Through the study of the capacity of human body movement and the history of movement, the history of the concept of the beauty of movement and how the perception of beauty is transforming through time, I started to see the connection between body and nature. The elements of nature appear in my latest paintings. Now I am trying to connect the flow of the human body with a semiotic shape of nature. The many layers of body details depict the anatomy of concrete movement by the performer. The different layers represent the feeling of motion and uncertainty. The contrast between uncertainty and preciseness makes the viewer let their imagination complete the movement: therefore to have full flow and artwork I need a viewer to complete the process.”
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