GCSE Art- artists linked with ballet?

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I have started my exam project. I am doing it based on movement. I have started looking at the movements in ballet, but I have a feeling that I will have to do an artist research soon around the topic movements. My exam paper does not have suggestions of artists linked with movement, and I have no idea of any artists that are linked to 'Movement'

Help would be greatly appreciated..

Thanks! :)

Posted Tue 29th January, 2013 @ 23:00 by Ktln

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Off the top of my head I know eadweard muybridge does work with movement especially animals and I think a bit of dance. Might be a good one to look at?

Answered Fri 1st February, 2013 @ 16:50 by ClumsyC
Edited by ClumsyC on Fri 1st February, 2013 @ 16:52
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Just do a bit of google search. Going by your focused topic of Ballet, rather than the general topic, I typed in 'Ballet Art' and came up with a few nice artists.

Sera Knight, for example, paints dancers in quite an expressionist style which I really like.

Richard Young has some stunning work! He claims they're paintings, but seriously, they look like photographs. They're all of dancers. :3

Or how about John Cerullo. He's a charcoal artist and has done a couple of ballerina portraits. Admittedly, most of his work isn't dance based. But they do all involve people in different poses - coming under your general theme of movement.

Then I can't imagine a photographist would be difficult to find. If you type in "Ballet Photographists" into google, you can find a million and one. xD I personally, really like Nicola Selby because of the uniquness of her poses.

Anyway, they're just a few examples. Trying to find a 3D Sculptist might be more diffilcult though.

Answered Sat 2nd February, 2013 @ 09:54 by Bexie
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My friend is studying Degas for her project, draws ballet dancers, although her doesn't really have a specific style. Sorry if this reply doesn't help you as I have replied quite late, but you could always study two artists, meaning that one could relate to ballet and one to movement :)

Answered Tue 12th March, 2013 @ 20:25 by Charlotte