Grand Forks, Canada
20.000 x 24.000 inches
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Barbara St Jean
Painting - Acrylic On Canvas
In the Autumn twilight on the beautiful banks of the river lives the River Goddess and on a quiet night sometimes she can be seen dance with the water reflections on the river's edge.
Riverdance has its roots in a three-part suite of baroque-influenced traditional music called Timedance composed, recorded and performed for the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest, which was hosted by Ireland. At the time members of Irish folk band Planxty, Bill Whelan and Donal Lunny composed the music, augmenting the band with a rock rhythm section of electric bass and drums and a four-piece horn section. The piece was performed, with accompanying ballet dancers, during the interval of the contest, and later released as a Planxty single. In a book about Planxty (The Humours of Planxty, by Leagues O'Toole), Whelan says "It was no mistake of mine to call it Riverdance because it connected absolutely to Timedance. It was a nod in the direction of where I believed it came from". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_dance
By Barbara St. Jean, Saint Jean Art Gallery, Copyright Protected, All rights reserved. To purchase print please visit my site; http://barbara-saint-jean.artistwebsites.com/
New Acrylic Abstract Painting, by Barbara St. Jean, 20" X 24" on Canvas, unframed and available for sale. Priced at $2500. or available in Print from Fine Arts America or Artflake for European Clients. Currently on Display at the Saint Jean Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC, Canada
October 20th, 2012
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