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					My new paintings have been inspired by the ballet, a platform between traditional and
contemporary figurative art.

Ballet as one of the oldest forms of human expression coordinated movements with form
and color and favored symmetry and dynamic balance.

I was trying to translate movement, music and dance expression into form, tone and
composition using painting medium as a language.

Inspiration for my paintings was time of transformation and new prominence to ballet,
the passage to freedom of expression and dynamics. I was excited by the idea of color,
balance, harmony of the entire body, and people who brought inventive energy and
integrated media into their curricula.
That was the main reason of portraying Isadora Duncan, Nijinsky, Mikhail Baryshnikov,
Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Pina Bausch. Artists throughout history of
ballet working outside the academic norm to portray dramatic situations

The rest of the paintings were triggered by famous ballet productions: Icarus, La
Sylphide, Scherezade, Swan Lake, The Blue God, The Red Shoes, The Nutcracker,
Coppelia, Romeo and Juliet or Firebird.
In this body of work rather than illustrating particular ballet representations I was trying
to focus on my emotions associated with the art of ballet and project them onto paintings.
The spaciousness and expressive lines emphasize the dynamics of the figures and
embrace metaphor.

Movement, music, color vibrations, light and shade, tonality it was a real inspiration for
my paintings.

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