Art Plus – The Dance – A painting by André Derain

The Dance

Rhythms of the wild
Pure colours and brushstrokes dance
The music of art

The Dance, 1906 painted by André Derain. The painting reflects Derain’s eclectic style and interest in a variety of Western and non-Western artistic traditions. The artist combines several influences in The Dance, Paul Gauguin’s influence is the most dominant.

Most evidently, the exotic elements and landscape in The Dance relate to Gauguin’s Tahitian paintings that celebrated the lush, tropical environment. Derain even borrows some elements from Gauguin’s symbolism, such as the long serpent intertwined between the dancing figures.

Poem Attribution © Goff James, The Dance

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Painting Attribution © Andre Derain, The Dance, 1906

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Spotlight Poetry – Prayer for Earth – A poem by Myra Cohn Livingston

Prayer for Earth – A poem by Myra Cohn Livingston

Poem Attribution © Myra Cohn Livinston, Prayer for earth

Source Attribution A Poem for Every Autumn Day, ed. Allie Esiri, Macmillan

Painting Attribution © Thomas Steyer, Joy Day and Night, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Joy-Day-and-Night/843690/7905628/view

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Painting 1 Attribution © Kate Tortland, The Benediction, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-The-Benediction/1155902/6215281/view

Poem 1 Attribution © James Berry, Benediction

Source Attribution https://tfl.gov.uk/forms/12393.aspx?ID=124

Painting 2 Attribution © Josephine Grundy, Morning Frost, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://artgallery.co.uk/morning-frost

Poem 2 Attribution © Hartley Coleridge, November

Source Attribution https://www.inspirationalstories.com/poems/november-hartley-coleridge-poems/

Senryū 1, 2, 3 Attribution © Goff James, Meeting with Old Friends, Daisy Petals, The Music of Dreams

Painting 3 Attribution © Adrian Buba, The Shadows, (Canvas 15)

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-The-Shadows/829920/4496003/view

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