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The Three Dancers

© National Museums Northern Ireland. Photo credit: National Museums Northern Ireland

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'The Three Dancers' is a prime example of Luke’s highly stylised and precise technique. The flowing lines of the dancers’ arms, the bending boughs of the bush and the wavy undulations of the landscape, create the rhythm of the dance in a powerfully immediate way. The subtle finish and intense colour derives from the use of tempera, a medium Luke began experimenting with in 1933 and which fascinated him.

Ulster Museum

Belfast

  • Date

    1945

  • Medium

    oil & tempera on canvas on board

  • Measurements

    30.7 x 43 cm

  • Accession number

    BELUM.U1919

  • Acquisition method

    purchased, 1945

Ulster Museum

Botanic Gardens, Belfast, County Antrim BT9 5AB Northern Ireland

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