Richard MacDonald, ‘Angelic Crystal, Marble Dust’, 2010, Dawson Cole Fine Art

Intrigued by the stature and carriage of a particular figure, MacDonald pursued Angelic Crystal, the study of a ballerina in the studio. Inspired by a continuing appreciation of dance, the artist encountered a uniquely beautiful, exceptionally tall ballerina possessed of the elegance of a gazelle and the face of a muse. MacDonald witnessed her dancing while creating many drawings of the elements of her presence: the result is a very classic bust, whose arms stretch back like the wings of an angel to capture the elegance of her long, graceful lines.

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About Richard MacDonald

American, b. 1946, Pasadena, CA, United States

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Dawson Cole Fine Art at Palm Springs Fine Art Fair 2015