Dance is one of the most expressive art forms. The rhythmic movements and expressions hold the true essence of dance. Some artists feel compelled to try this art form in visual arts. Here are few artworks on dance which has made the meaning of dance more vibrant and evocative.
This artwork by Jeyaprakash portrays the moment of a classical dancer by the lily pond. The watercolour aptly suits the aesthetics of the dance and the dancer. The dancer is in the middle of her dancing with a mudra. The dancer’s facial expression shows her love for nature and her graceful attempt to enjoy nature through her dance.
Music and dance are an important part of the tribal culture. Every occasion begins and ends with dance and music. It develops a bond between the community. Artist Jiaur Rahman brings out the liveliness of a tribal dance through this painting. It shows a group of tribal women brightly clad and ornated move to the rhythm of the drummer’s beat. The cheerful faces of the dancers set the mood of the setting. The bright yellow and red colours complement the festive spirit of the place.
The ankle bell or the ‘ghungroo’ is evident in almost all the classical dance forms. Ghungroo is tied around the ankle of the dancers that creates a rhythm in unison to the leg movements. The viewer can almost hear the sound of the bell and imagine a graceful dance with elegant hand and leg movements.
This artwork evokes a sense of the intensity of the performance. It makes the viewer feel the fine melodious rhythm in the painting. It is an ode to life and eternal joy. The artwork represents dance as the ultimate symbol of the reconciliation of individuals. Artist Reena Tomar expresses the emotions of the couple through powerful movement and delicate gestures.
The Sufi dance or the Sema dance creates magic just by viewing it. It evokes a sense of liberating effects. The dance focuses on the inner spirit; a way to connect with God or feel the presence of Him all around. The painting captures the viewer into a trance into the world of the dancing dervish. It creates a celestial ecstasy that is apt for your meditative spaces. Artist Eshana Ebrahim creates an ecstatic and divine rhythm in the painting through delicate gestures and movements.