Ballet (1977-1996) - The Robert Heindel Museum of Art
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Repose

Repose

Description: "The Royal Ballet dancer Marguerite Porter featured in a number of paintings and sketches that Heindel prepared for his first major exhibition in London. For many months he joined both class and rehearsal at Covent Garden then returning to his US studio to complete what Sir Anthony Dowell described as 'the magical process'.
As Heindel often explained, performance was not the most interesting aspect of dance to him; it was the honesty and often despair of rehearsal that held his attention. Thus in the painting 'Repose' a quiet reflective moment is preserved and yet unlike any photograph of the same image, it holds touches of movement, rich considered colours and emphasis upon the form.
The association between artist and dancer were furthered in 1987 when Heindel commissioned a ballet 'The Garden of Eros', it was Marguerite Porter he invited to choreograph the one act piece."
Catalogue ID: BAL-162
Dimensions: w76 cm x h105 cm - w30 in x h41.5 in
Rights: Heindel Family LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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