The Dance | Masterpiece Digital Print

$ 1,732.00$ 2,040.00

 There are many masterpieces of art in the world but a few have risen to iconic stature.  Most everyone knows them from reproductions, but the paintings’ images are also printed on coffee mugs, calendars, mouse pads, greeting cards and shampoo bottles.  Do these paintings fail to surprise us anymore?  Are there new ways of discovering what we love about them?

I have studied these masterpieces and put my own spin on them.  I have followed the rhythm of the colors as they play across the canvas and then abstracted them into stripes of varying widths.  I then blur them into an ombré so that the colors melt into each other.  When I look at them the ghost of the original painting peeks out and makes me love the work afresh.

The Dance II ombré digital print measures 36″ by 48″


Matisse Dance Ombré 36X48 small

Matisse Dance emailable

Henri Matisse painted The Dance II in 1910. It depicts a ring of dancing nudes conveying a feeling of emotional liberation and hedonist pleasure. The Dance II could be Matisse’s riff on Poussin’s 17th century painting A Dance to the Music of Time. A breakthrough in Matisse’s exploration of abstraction and color, The Dance II is the equivalent to Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.

All prints are printed to order.  The Dance II is limited to an edition of 10.  Custom sizes are welcome and priced individually.

The print can be delivered using one of two options: 1) The print can be stretched on stretcher bars and crated for shipment, or 2) The print can be un-stretched and rolled into a tube for delivery.