Ballerina I (1988) Evert den Hartog
Ballerina I is an image in a series of several ballet dancers. For this series, artist Evert den Hartog was inspired by his daughter. This ballerina is a standing girl in ballet clothes and standing in a ballet position. She sticks one leg forward while she extends her arms behind her. The former district of Charlois commissioned this statue, which stood in the garden near the country house d'Oliphant on the Kromme Zandweg. The image was unfortunately stolen from the garden in 2010.
Evert den Hartog (Liesveld, 1949) is educated at the Rotterdam Academy of Visual Arts from 1971 to 1976. In the first years after his education, he mainly made ceramic work until he decided to cast bronze himself. His regular subjects are humans and animals, in many variations. His daughter Eline has been the model for the Ballerinaseries.