Saturday, October 24, 2009

Golden Age, Silver Screen - ACEO

Inspired by footage in vintage films from the Golden Age of Egyptian cinema, this little piece of art will be sure to delight appreciators of classic Raqs Sharqi. I was drawn to create a small homage to the elegant ladies of the silver screen after viewing some clips of such notable bellydancers as Tahiya Karioka, Samia Gamal, and Naima Akef. The particular dancer depicted here has just made her entrance accompanied by a swirling veil. Her smile is contagious.

This image is nearly monochromatic in shades of soft, warm greys, sparkles of antique white, and black linework overlaid on toned paper, evoking the look of an aged black & white movie.

Available at my Etsy shop!