Dance Paintings(239 items)
Welcome to Novica's Dance Painting Gallery! We hope you enjoy exploring our dance paintings below:
Popular Dance Paintings
Small Town Serenade Color Woodcut Print by J. Borges Brazil, "Back-Country in Moonlight"$49.99
Guitars in hand, a man and woman sing a moonlight serenade as townspeople crowd around to listen. Working in the woodcut technique, J. Borges depicts a magical evening in the out-country of northeastern Brazil. Watchful eyes look on beneath a starry sky in the light of a crescent moon.
Xylograph (woodcut) print on paper, titled "Sertão em Noite de Lua" in Portuguese.
Small Town Dance Color Woodcut Print by J. Borges in Brazil, "Dance at the Mountain's Foot"$67.99
Drums, an accordion and a triangle provide the music for an impromptu party at the foot of the mountain. Couples dance with enthusiasm in this charming woodcut print by J. Borges. Although the steps are simple, the fun is real and who knows when romance will blossom? The Brazilian artist finds infinite inspiration in northeastern Brazil where he grew up.
Xylograph (woodcut) print on paper, titled "Forró Pé de Serra" in Portuguese.
Expressionist Painting of an African Drummer from Ghana, "Sound of Music"$467.99
According to Ghanaian artist Alex Mensah, "Music is food for the soul." Framed against abstract designs in various colors, a man picks up his favorite drum to play energetic rhythms. Mensah paints this scene in an intriguing expressionist style that utilizes geometric forms.
Signed Expressionist Painting of a Band from Ghana, "Music Makers"$297.99
Making beautiful music, a band of skilled musicians play vibrant melodies in this composition by Ghanaian artist Alex Mensah. He paints in an expressionist style, capturing the musicians with angular forms. The abstract lines of red, blue, and gold capture the spirit of the music they play. Says Mensah, "Never underestimate the talent in you. It can take you to high places if you nurture it well."
The Dance Painting
At Novica we compile an ever-growing collection of music and dance paintings by artists from around the world. Their compositions manifest the dance traditions of their country – past and present – resulting in a pictorial testament of tradition. Artists from Ghana adapt the styles of abstract painting to portray tribal dances to the beat of djembe drums. From Peru, varayoc priests dance to the melodies of the quena in colorful folk art paintings. In Brazil, neighbors dance on the streets during the festas juninas, and in Mexico, Catrina dances during Day of the Dead celebrations.
Artists are keen to detail dance paintings, as they are proud to share their homeland's traditions. Dressed in colorful costumes, dancers sway, stomp and swirl to the tunes of regional musical instruments.