Roger Hilton

Dancing Woman

About this artwork

This exuberant painting was inspired by an incident which took place in the summer of 1963, when the artist and his family were holidaying in France. The artist's wife, Rose, had returned to their isolated village from shopping at a nearby town, and recalled "in rebellion, after returning hot and dusty, with the food and drink supplies for a week, I drank some rum, undressed and danced nude on the balcony, not noticing that the firemen and locals were busy putting out a fire in a hayrick in the fields opposite. Nor did I notice that they had transferred their attention to the balcony." Typically, however, Hilton removes the subject from a specific incident to encompass primal human energy in general.

  • title:
    Dancing Woman
  • accession number:
    GMA 2463
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  • materials:
    Oil and black chalk on canvas
  • date created:
    1963
  • measurements:
    152.50 x 127.00 cm (framed: 157.50 x 132.10 x 6.40 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1981
  • copyright:
    © The estate of Roger Hilton.

Roger Hilton

Roger Hilton