Dancer - Soul Series
This painting full of symbolism was inspired by the history of ISADORA DUNCAN (1877-1927). Isadora was born in San Francisco, CA and revolutionized the art of dance in the twentieth century. Being the pioneer of modern dance caused controversy by ignoring all the techniques of classic ballet. Her dance was something completely different from the usual with improvised movements inspired by nature: wind, plants, and other things. Lightweight clothing, loose hair and bare feet was part of her personality as a professional dancer who preferred dancing to Chopin and Wagner, songs that were not considered appropriate during that era. In 1927, she died in a car accident in Nice, France.
Note: The painting not only obtains three dimensional effects through the use of optical illusions but when observing it with appropriate music, the viewer can see Isadora dancing in a paradise of daisies.