The Dance on the Shore, 1900-2
Oil on canvas
95.5 x 98.5 cm
Mystery of a Summer Night
The Dance of Life
Kahns wrote on Mar 2, 2002:
Notice the fluid, almost dreamy patterns he weaves with the paint
and brush. Each background and object has it's own perfect color
value, with subtle color variations that emulate reflections of
light, or shadows. The peach colored sun, and sky allowing the
shoreline to bask in it's bright yellow/ white glow.
wrote on Jan 9, 2002:
This is a beautiful painting... The two girls are dancing. The
others are dressed in red. Now we know form Munch's other paintings
that red usually isn't a sign of a good person. But the people
in red see these two girls in white (sometimes in Munch's paintings
people think it's virginity) and yellow which I have no clue what
yellow could be, and they're dancing while the others seem miserable.
But they don't care at all. The ones in red are having a bad day
near those trees when the two girls are dancing no matter what
PEOPLE THINK! (Please e-mail me if you disagree or want to comment.)
Munch. John Boulton Smith.