Sunday, October 14, 2007

Dancing delights





One of the major briefs for this term is to do a pastiche of an artist of our choice. I've decided to go with the French poster artist Paul Colin. His work is quite big within the swing dance community, with pretty much every woman dancer (including me!) having this famous poster of Josephine Baker on their wall. He did many a poster in his lifetime and even taught the art of poster design, but he is most well known for the Josephine Baker piece and his portfolio of "Le Tumulte Noir", inspired by Josephine and her fellow dancers. I've got hold of a copy of a modern reproduction of the portfolio and have been practicing drawing dancing figures in the style of Paul Colin. They're all based on photographs of me or my friends - I'm hoping to do a whole set of dancers that know and inspire me. Its been really nice to reconnect to my dancing after being away for so long ...

2 comments:

ksklein said...

Hi there,

I´ve been following your blog ever since I discovered it almost a year ago.
And I really do enjoy doing so.
Anyway, you received a blogger award from me. Check it out here:
http://kerstinsklein.blogspot.com/2007/10/creative-blogger-award-and-pill-of
-week.html
(And don´t feel obliged to pass the award on. It´s voluntary) :)

Take care,
Kerstin


PS The Baker poster is great. I ahdn´t seen that one before.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog Mithi...
Your post reminds me of the wonderful time I had swing dancing with my boyfriend this weekend at our friends' wedding...
We got lots of compliments for just being goofy...
Swing dancing makes me feel so warm and fuzzy inside...

Thanks for putting a smile on my face!

love
Nikki