Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sacred Song


This is my entry for The Three Muses challenge where "Music" is the theme this week. I have always interpreted music through dance whether it was Ballet, Belly, Jazz or ethnic movement. I never had the patience to learn an instrument but spent many years in dance interpreting the flow and rhythms of music through body expression. Ruth St. Dennis (pictured above) was a pioneer in the interpretive, ethnic dance movement which to this day I love, and brought a new awareness combining dance from around the world with classic lines to create visually stunning art . Background and overlays from scrapbookgraphics, main image and tambourine from wikimedia. Layers mixed with multiply and gradient filters added.

37 comments:

  1. Stunning composition with beautiful rich colors, also with the music notes background it's so great !

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  2. Wonderfully magical..beautiful!!

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  3. Gosh this rock.
    Fantastuic layers Lori. Brilliant.

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  4. This is just gorgeous, the rich colors the layering, the feeling of slow,ritual movement... just gorgeous!

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  5. STUNNING!!! speaking about entries and challenges...you're a winner dear Lori!!

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  6. This is gorgeous...a dance company would love something like this for their dance concert poster as well as the post below too. I danced for years too:)

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  7. You really have an eye for colour, Lori, this is a perfect example of your amazing art, truly exquisite!

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  8. The word stunning has been taken, and I'm at a loss to know how else to describe the image of the dancer. It's magnificent, and (as always) you've manipulated background and filtering to perfection. Beautiful, Lori.

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  9. She looks Egyptian, Arabian, Gypsy-she could be all and many more. She is the archtype of "Dance"

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  10. Lori, this is really a gorgeous piece. I love how the light makes the eye go straight to the dancer. Beautiful colors.

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  11. Lori, you never cease to amaze your fans with the beauty and faultless designs of your artpieces. This one is superb. Absolutely gorgeous.

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  12. Wow, is such a short little word, but WOW, this is beautiful and the colour combination is so striking, Lori!

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  13. oh wow!!! another wonderful piece Lori!!! your work is always so deep and I love it!!!

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  14. I see the Grace in this composition...the textures are lovely and oh the colors ...thank you for sharing your muse and music. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  15. Stunning and wonderful moody colours. Love the mystical feel of this piece!

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  16. This is a great image. As a thumbnail in the sidebar it is a wonderful composition...color and shapes hold up beautifully!

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  17. Wow, that looks magnificant, love the colours.

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  18. Whow...this is gorgeous.
    Absolutely stunning artwork. Love it.

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  19. You never disappoint Lori! You always, always come up with spectacular! No other word for it. Hugs xx

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  20. Love your sacred song, Lori. It's beautiful!

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  21. again such an extraordinary piece, love everything about it!

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  22. I always look forward to seeing what you have created...and you never let me down...another wonderful piece Lori...love the tamborene.

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  23. A very rich and beautiful piece, Lori!

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  24. Absolutely beautiful! The colors are so rich. (Other people have already said that, but rich is the only way to describe them.)

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  25. So incredibly gorgeous, Lori! Cheers!

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  26. beautiful textures and colours love how you blended the image

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  27. WOW! This is incredible Lori! Great artwork. I love this.

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  28. Another asoundingly beautiful piece from you, Lori! A wonderful tribute to Ruth St. Denis!

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  29. Amazing Lori - your last three pieces are just so unique in your signature style - beautiful colors.

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