Dance Through The Years- (Carla Torres) 

This gallery includes paintings from the 1800's and the 1900's that show how artists from around the world depict dance in their own work as time changes. To see how they incorporate color, movement, rhythm and the passion that makes up what dance is truly all about. The gallery consists of paintings, mostly oil on canvas.

This piece depicts a female bolero dancer (Bolero is a popular dance in Spain and Cuba). The color of the dress contrasts greatly with the background and the movement in the dancer's dress indicates that she is in the middle of dancing. The asymmetrical balance gives us a glance at her surroundings.
This painting shows a group of children all dancing together. The amount of blues and greens surrounding the children displays a state of peace and harmony. The curved horizontal lines help create a more relaxed mood in the image. The children in the formation of a circle create the feeling of rhythm in the piece as well.
This painting depicts people gathered at a dance. A woman dressed in bright pink who looks like an aristocrat and many others surround two people dancing. The greens and browns used in the background make most people fit in with their environments. The asymmetrical composition gives an interesting view of the main subjects in the painting.
This painting depicts couples doing the waltz. The smooth textures of the dancers almost makes seem dreamlike. The color palette makes everything blend with each other and look cohesive. The curved lines on the women's dresses indicate movement. The majority of the image contrasts with the happy woman on the lower right of the image.
In this painting many couples are dancing at the outside of a barn. There is a sense of realism in this painting. The women's dresses are all moving in different directions. The sunset sky contrasts with the shaded area where everyone is dancing in. The proportion makes it seem like there are many people attending this dance.
This painting depicts a ballet recital. The use of repetition gives a feel of proportion as well making it seem like there are many ballerinas on the stage. The use of contrasts gives a dramatic feel for what's going on in the image. The colors used for the ballerina's and their surroundings all blend together and make them look a part of it as well.
This painting depicts four czardas dancers on a stage. They all seem to be passionate about dancing. The use of the same colors and curved lines create the movement in this image. The bright, rich red in their dresses make them stand out from their environment. There seems to be a bit of a pattern with the floor, walls and dresses. They have the same smudges all across almost suggesting as they are part of this dance floor.
This painting depicts a Japanese woman dancing. This painting is quite different from all the previous ones as it is done in the Japanese art style. The flowers on her kimono represent her femininity. The use of lines and the fan on her hand indicate movement. The colors on her kimono really grab an audiences attention.
This painting is also quite different from the ones made in the 1800's. It depicts an Indian woman dancing. The green that makes up the woman's skin makes it feel like she's in touch with Earth. The placement of the lines detail the movement of her dress. Also, with all the colors and shapes there's a clear rhythm in the painting which also define the movement.
Lastly, this painting depicts two couples in a competition. The main colors used in this painting are red and a neon pink. They are also what contrasts the dancers to the background and give the feeling of excitement in the ballroom. It gives us a glimpse at a more modern time compared to the other paintings. All the lines surrounding the painting all point to the subjects of it.
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