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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

H 30.7 x W 43 cm

Accession number

BELUM.U1919

Acquisition method

purchased, 1945

Work type

Painting


Ulster Museum

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

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