This was from a promo poster, I think, for the Kirov Ballet of Balanchine's Rubies. I was blown away by the tall ballerina doing the perfect vertical split and had to paint it. I liked the red costume and set it in the orange background with the bold brush strokes to accent the vertical motion of the ballerina's kick. Jewels is a three-act ballet created for the New York City Ballet by co-founder and founding choreographer George Balanchine. Jewels has been called the first full-length abstract ballet. It has three related movements Emeralds, Rubies, and Diamonds (usually separated by intermissions). It can also be seen as three separate ballets, linked by their jewel-colored costumes. Balanchine commented: "The ballet had nothing to do with jewels. The dancers are just dressed like jewels." Each of the three acts features the music of a different composer: Emeralds is set to the music of Gabriel Fauré, Rubies to the music of Igor Stravinsky and Diamonds to music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
PaulB's Pointillistic/Impressionist original oil paintings of Kirov Ballet and various prints and poster formats of a wide variety of subject matter by the Pointillistic/Impressionist oil painter from landscape/waterscape paintings, dance, sports, portrait, to classical figures, flowers, rock and roll, Brazil, and Kirov Ballet paintings and prints are available for purchase for as little as $24.95 for an 8" x 10" matted print on photo pape. Pointillistic/Impressionist Giclee prints of Kirov Ballet on real canvas or heavy watercolor paper are available. One of a kind Kirov Ballet embellished prints, which are Giclee prints retouched in genuine oil paint by PaulB. Unless noted PaulB's original Pointillistic/Impressionist oil paintiings are oil on canvas. Paul Berenson's pointillistic/Impressionist oil paintings are in privale collections around the world, including the downtown Los Angeles Athletic Club and have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Philharmonic Playbill. PaulB.com also builds websites and PaulB is a member of the LA Web Professionals Group.