Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Circus Art - Kees Van Dongen
As you may know (from real life or reading this blog), I work at a painting restoration studio. We work with the auction houses a lot and I get to see really cool stuff. And touch really expensive paintings. Touching expensive paintings is the best, I highly recommend it. Except at museums where you will set off alarms and have guards tackle you. Anyway, this painting by Kees Van Dongen came across my radar a little while ago because it was in a sale, but I found myself thinking about it during aerial class at Circus to the People. I think it is quite nifty! And no, I can't do a crazy one armed handstand arabesque thing.
Von Dongen was a Fauvist artist who painted dancers, socialites, theater people, circus folk and prostitutes. You can read more about him on Wikipedia here.
Posted by meetatbarre at 3:43 PM