Ballerinas are known for their grace and perfectly sinuous bodies, but in the Paula Rego dancer art series, this is not the case.
Rego's dancers are pudgy, out of shape and don't seem to be really trying too hard to get off their chairs. One is pretending to do a pirouette while remaining in a seated position, and others have already fallen asleep in their tutus. This unusual class of ballerinas are a bit humorous yet also a bit morose, as though they have given up their dreams of perfection and can't be bothered with any physical activity.
The languid subjects of the Paula Rego dancer art series serve as a critique of today's culture which insists on pursuing indulgence and laziness while the finer things are sacrificed along the way.
Lounging Ballerina Portraits
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Boho Ballerina Editorials
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