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Like a song without visible body

Painting of a pregnant woman dancing 2019. Acrylic and metallic paint on canvas. 90cm x 70cm x 2cm

This painting is part of a set of three pregnant women having fun. It belongs to the Art Stories series, with alternative takes on classical themes and styles of art history. In this case, the women are taken from dancing male figures on ancient Greek vases, then turned into pregnant women. There are few depictions of pregnant women having fun in art history, and I wanted to address that.
The title of the painting is part of the poem “De un fulgor a otro” (From one bright to another), by Ida Vitale.