Dancer in Field
About this artwork
Artist John Kelly embodies tenderness in his realistic portrait of a ballet dancer, with the only audience being trees and flowers. The subject, ClemŽnce Bonin, poses with delicate elegance in the beautiful Jardin de Luxembourg. The myriad shades of bluish-deep green to a bright sunlight-infused yellow create a depth with minimal use of tone. Sparkling red flowers function as highlights, deepening the lush foliage.