The Dance

Artist:Carl Link
Medium:Gouache on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 23" x 33" Framed 33 1/2" x 43 1/2"
Original Use:Presumably Magazine Cover Art for "The Dance Magazine"
Above: Full view of gouache painting
Above: The artist's signature in graphite
Above: Detail
Above: Framed and matted behind glass in lovely art deco aesthetic gallery frame

A large and expressive avant-garde gouache illustration painting by noted German/American artist and illustrator Carl Link, the dancer pictured is identified on the verso as Dorsha Hayes. In the late 1920s along with Alberto Varga, Carl Link created numerous covers for the Bernarr MacFadden publication "The Dance" capturing the art deco modernist dance movement in a lyrical and flowing inventive manner. Painting is beautifully framed and matted behind glass and is a defining example from the Charles Martignette collection.

Above: Detail
Above: Verson notations with dancers name "Dorsha Hayes"
Above: Verso view
Above: Frame profile and detail

We believe this to be a published cover we have not been able to locate the exact issue but we included scans below of a few similar "The Dance" covers by Carl Link and other artists that worked for this title during the art deco years.


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