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"The Myth of Hula" Hawaiian Oil Painting on Canvas signed Dane Hidalgo

"The Myth of Hula" Hawaiian Oil Painting on Canvas signed Dane Hidalgo

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This acrylic painting on canvas, titled “The Myth of Hula” by Dane Hidalgo and dated 2003, is a
captivating visual representation of Hawaiian life and myths depicting a woman emerging from
the Ocean and becoming a flower.
The sky is spangled with stars and the dewdrops seems real.
The painting sits in a very deep light walnut frame.

The hibiscus flower has long been associated with beauty and joy in Hawaii; if worn behind the left ear it indicates that a woman is taken or married, but when worn on the right it signals that she is available or single. In this painting we see the face of a woman who appears to be transformed by a pastel pink hibiscus blossom – could it represent Laka, goddess of Hula ? With so many questions surrounding this oil on canvas, there's no definitive answer – only endless possibilities!

Hula has its origins in ancient history as a ritual dance performed for the Volcano deity, Pele. Hula was a way for the ancient Hawaiians to tell their stories with movement and mele (song/chant). The hula dance was originally used as a religious ritual to promote fertility, honour the Gods, or praise the chiefs. This unique form of expression serves as an archive for their culture and stories.

PERIOD: 2000-2009
CONDITION: Excellent
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 37" Width: 25" Depth: 1"
CREATOR: Dane Hidalgo

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