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.

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About the artist

Evert den Hartog (Liesveld, 1949) was educated at the Rotterdam Academy of Visual Arts. From 1971 to 1976 he was taught there by Arie Teeuwisse and Bram Roth. In the first years after his training, he mainly made ceramic work until he decided to cast statues in bronze himself. His regular subjects are humans and animals, in many variations. Birds and bulls in particular are animals that often appear in his work. His daughter Eline modeled for the Ballerinaseries. Various works of art by Den Hartog can be found in Rotterdam. His works of art can also be found in Amsterdam, The Hague and Venlo, as well as in Belgium, Indonesia, Japan and America.

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