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A Take-Off / Dancing with a Crane

Painting, 2016, 80×80 cm

Description of the artwork «A Take-Off / Dancing with a Crane»

A Take-Off / Dancing with a Crane (From series "Male Ballet Dancers / Dancing with Birds")
Original, oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm. Signed on the front and at the rear. Certificate of authenticity. Framed, ready to hang.
Throughout Asia, the crane is a symbol of happiness and eternal youth, and symbolises good fortune and longevity because of its fabled life span of a thousand years. Embodying longevity and peace, it is the second most favoured bird symbol after the phoenix. Since ancient times, the Chinese have been exceptionally creative in using various living, non-living and imaginary objects to represent abstract ideas. Among the most popular and widely used symbols are the ones for longevity. They include bamboo and crane. There are four types of cranes in Chinese mythology. One of them, a crane that is shown with its wings stretched out and one leg raised, stands for longevity.

This artwork is part of the series MALE BALLET DANCERS / DANCING WITH BIRDS
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Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Portrait, Nude, Fantasy, Animalism, Allegorical scene

Style of art: Realism, Romanticism, Symbolism, Surrealism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 2016

Size: 80×80 cm

Location: Tatiana Rezvaya