Ballerina III (1991) Evert den Hartog

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About the artwork

There are three in Rotterdam Ballerinas on display from artist Evert den Hartog. His daughter has been the model for the various postures of these images of ballet dancers. He not only portrays the ballerinas in the most graceful, balancing poses, but also during preparation. This one Ballerina for example, her shoe fastens in the air, balancing on a buttock.

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About the artist

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.

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