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"Oriental Dancer Asleep" Large Acrylic Portrait on Canvas signed Lloyd

"Oriental Dancer Asleep" Large Acrylic Portrait on Canvas signed Lloyd

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Lloyd invites us to contemplate a moment of intimacy. An oriental dancer is asleep, her head tilted back as if she is wrapped in colored ribbons, which makes us wonder about the reality of the pieces of fabric. Are the ribbons moving to the rhythm of the khamsin, or are they symbolic of the dancer's movements, which continue to exist, concentric and centrifugal, while she sleeps? It's almost a stolen moment, a time of abandonment, where the painter invites us to penetrate this rarely-shown closeness.

Her body is languidly positioned, evoking a sense of serenity, perhaps also exhaustion, but also desire in its sublimation, as if she was lulled by a dream weaving tales of love.

A fire inhabits the scene. The landscape of her body is magnified by a warm light, reverberating with the zeal of existence and flesh. From the golden and burning tones of her outfit to the red of her lips, each color harmonizes to create a form of tension and intensity.

It's worth remembering that oriental dance was adored, loved, denied, and even banned in some countries, including those of its origin—the slightest nudity appearing as an aphrodisiac.

In this evocative portrait, Lloyd encourages us to meditate on the eternal rhythm of life and desire, where every brushstroke tells a story and glance raises a question. He delivers an ageless story of the Thousand and One Nights, a time of incense, gold, fabrics, and the sacred bodies of women.
We could not locate the artist called Lloyd matching the work.
The painting rests in its beautiful original frame.

PERIOD: Late 20th Century
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 47" Width: 37.5" Depth: 2"

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