Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Artist or Athlete

I know a very few people who would label dancers as athletes, but professional ballerinas get hurt just as often and suffer just as serious injuries as athletes in contact sports. They dance though their pain and all we see is the beauty of the performance - They are truly incredible!!!
"Pain of an Athlete" - 5x7 oil on panel

1 comment:

Señorita Andalucíana said...

lovely image! I always find paintings of dancers melancholy. I think it's because what they do is so beautiful but fleeting at the same time. For us as the audience and for them because they can't do it forever. After all the pain is something they dance through but at some point I think it does become unbearable.