"Czárdás"

Jayne Somogy

Jayne Somogy

Mixed Media - Acrylics, fabric, paper collage, found items on stretched canvas

23cm x 30.5cm

2017

From the "Hungarian Rhapsody" series -- a whimsical nod to my own ethnic background, illustrating Hungarian folk themes expressed as musical works. The Czárdás is the folk dance of Hungary; its name comes from the word for tavern. I can remember doing this dance at family weddings when I was a kid. The Hungarian folk costume has a skirt that is HUGE, with lots of petticoats--and my girl here is showing off hers (& this comes from an actual photo of this pose).

 



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