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Diana Shaul Fine Art

Original Paintings and Drawings

The Memory

Original painting in outline of a dancer sitting on a garden bench.

Story: After a night's sleep it seems less real to me, and as I look out at the trees, I play it like a film in my mind, searching for certainty.

I can see the dressing room, the finely embroidered tutu, feel the soft satin of the bodice and the stiff tulle of the skirt. My fingers stumble as I tie the ribbons of my shoes, a task that should be familiar and easy, but I am nervous. Then I am on the stage, and first it is dark and then flooded with light, and involuntarily I stretch my legs, for soon I will be in motion. Music drowns out the silence, and I fly across the stage, and it is effortless and beautiful and real, so real I could never entertain the slightest doubt.

That is the memory.

Media: Acrylic and mixed media

Surface: Box canvas

Size: 20cm x 38cm x 1.5cm [depth]; 7.87" x 14.96" x 0.59" [depth]