Ballerina III (1991) Evert den Hartog
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About the artwork
There are three in Rotterdam Ballerinas on view by artist Evert den Hartog. His daughter modeled for the various postures of these sculptures of ballet dancers. He depicts the ballerinas not only in the most graceful, balancing poses, but also during the preparation. This one Ballerina for example, fasten her shoe in mid-air, balancing on a buttock.
About the artist
Evert den Hartog (Liesveld, 1949) was 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 sculptures in bronze. His regular subjects are humans and animals, in many variations. His daughter Eline modeled for the Ballerinaseries.