February 9, 2012

Firebird ballet

In Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird is half-woman, half-bird.
In folklore The Firebird, a "heat bird", is large with majestic plumage that glows brightly emitting red, orange, and yellow light. Like a bonfire. A flame. The feathers keep glowing even if removed and can light a large room. The mystery of the feather has illuminated the hearts of men for many years.

[See my other ballet paintings here]

Pastel, 8x10, $150.
SOLD [Pennslyvania]

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