Dance

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Roger Hilton

Dancing Woman
1963

This uninhibited dancer silhouetted against the sun and bright blue sky was inspired by the wife of the St Ives-based painter Roger Hilton. The painting was prompted by a rum-fuelled argument between the couple, which took place on the balcony of their holiday home in an isolated French village in 1962. Dancing vigorously with rage outside their house, naked, and shouting ‘Oi, Yoi, Yoi', Rose Hilton failed to notice the local firemen and others putting out a fire in a nearby field. The voluptuous vision which captured their attention made an equally big impact on the artist, who made two versions of the picture.

  • Credits Purchased 1981
  • Medium Oil and black chalk on canvas
  • Size 152.50 x 127.00 cm (framed: 157.50 x 132.10 x 6.40 cm)
© Estate of Roger Hilton 2004. All Rights Reserved, DACS
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  • © Estate of Roger Hilton 2004. All Rights Reserved, DACS

Modern Dance

The twentieth century witnessed the development of a freer and more relaxed style of dance. Pioneers of ‘Modern Dance’, such as Isadora Duncan, reacted to the strict rules of classical ballet, exploring dance as a form of self-expression.