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Dancing Times Fine Art Collection

Dancing Times Fine Art Collection - Tango, Twist, Disco, Punk, Electro swing. All vertical expressions of a horizontal desire. Dancing Times Fine Art Collection Of Paintings & Prints. UPDATE - April 2023 - This page has been updated with new photography and videos.

Dancing times collection of painting & prints

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This ‘Dancing times’ pop-art collection of paintings & prints, highlights dance as its own form of art. From the music to the culture and the history behind it, dance has been a way people could express themselves or connect for many decades and it has evolved and changed tremendously throughout the years, although often being controversial at the particular time.

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Jump And Jive 122x114cm aprox acrylic canvas pop art painting chevey dancing times 2010s collections Doug Kemp popartdoug p1020778

Dancing Times Fine Art Collection Of Paintings & Prints

The oldest proof of the existence of dance comes from, a ‘lost in time’ 9000-year-old cave art painting which was found in India and included depictions of communal drinking and dancing. This is reminiscent of a right Cockney Knees-up.

In ancient rituals around a campfire and tribal gatherings, dance was a conduit of trance, spiritual force, pleasure, expression, performance and interaction.

Dancing, whatever its form – but particularly the formal ones we readily recognise today, such as the Waltz, Foxtrot, Turkey trot (twice around the dance floor then outside for a gobble), Tango, Flapper/Charleston, Jive, Twist, Disco fever, Punk, Electro swing, are they all perpendicular expressions of a horizontal desire?

Jump Jump

Jump Jump. AKA Sweet C. Acrylic painting on canvas 127×115 cm. Jump Jump has its own page here

The Fine Art Of Dance – Paintings On Canvas

Dances from the 1920s are often described as wild and carefree, such as the Shimmy to the Charleston, performed with a passion at the Gatsby style parties. In this period after the Great War, new freedom was wrestled from the old convention with a general hope for things to come and a joy of life for those who could afford it. It was also a time of increasing freedom, particularly for women with some even given the vote.

Many women’s wages plummeted after the war and some had to give up their (relatively) lucrative roles when the men returned from the forces to take up their jobs again. However, this taste of freedom would not be given up lightly and the new place for women spurred on new changes in society’s attitude. Clothing, hairstyles and dance all became more relaxed – ask Cole Porter: “Anything goes”.

Chevy Dancing 45 X 50 Inches Pop Art Acrylic Painting On Canvas 2000s Collection Doug Kemp

Chevy Dancing V1

Chevy Dancing, v1. 127 × 115 cm (50 x 45 inches)

Chevy Dancing v2 127x114cm acrylic painting canvas dancing times collection pop art painting artist Doug Kemp

Chevy Dancing V2

Chevy Dancing, v2. 127 × 115 cm (50 x 45 inches)

Chevey dancing on a car acrylic 114x122cm approx canvas pop art painting 2000s dancing times car collection Doug Kemp

Chevy Dancing On A Car

Chevy Dancing On A Car, Chevy v3. 127 × 115 cm (50 x 45 inches)

Dance Paintings Prints A Quote From george bernard shaw dancing Art Collection Doug Kemps Online Gallery

“Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.”

Dance Art collection – quote on dancing.

Good Old summertime 114x122cm aprox canvas pop art painting 2010s relationships collections Doug Kemp popartdoug p1020384

Good Old Summer time

Good old Summer time. Acrylic painting on canvas 127×115 cm

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The Three Gracies

The Three Gracies. Homage to The Three Graces, Euphrosyne, Aglaia and Thalia: Three goddesses in Greek mythology in whom beauty was defined and were part of Aphrodite’s gang. – Acrylic painting on canvas 127×115 cm

Electro Swing Fine Art Paintings

Electro Swing V1 Painting and Electro Swing V2 Painting  – Both paintings are acrylic on canvas 127×115 cm (50 x 45 inches) painted by Doug Kemp in 2020.

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Nightclubs And The Venues Of The 1920s

Many new styles of dance from the 1920s originated in nightclubs, eventually making it to the dance halls and even church halls after a suitable period of quarantine.

Some nightclubs, mainly in the USA, ran dance contests called Marathons, which was dancing until you can’t dance anymore, and the last couple dancing wins.

With one of the partners effectively asleep, each partner would have to take turns holding the other up. There were records beaten all around the USA from hours to days.

With characters posed in dance a position, Doug strives to keep a sense of motion in this series of works and the counter patterns in the clothing, creating an appearance of separate planes which belies the simplicity of otherwise what might be just considered a static pose.

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

“DITTO…

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Doug Kemp, Castle Godwyn paradise in 1968
Nightclub Singers Artist Print Collection

The 1920s saw the emergence of many female musicians and singers including African-American blues singer Bessie Smith who went on to inspire women singers from later eras and to this very day.

The video featured here from ‘Babylon Berlin’, a German TV series, encompases just about everything Doug loves about the late 1920s nightclub scene. The music, the vibe and the banana girls. Other fruits are also available.

Babylon Berlin is a German speaking neo-noir television series and is set in the latter years of the Weimar Republic (1929).

The story follows a police inspector on assignment to dismantle an extortion ring, and Charlotte Ritter, police clerk by day, flapper by night, who aspires to become a police inspector herself.

Digga Digga Doo – Dancing Times Fine Art Mini-series

Electro Swing V1 Painting and Electro Swing V2 Painting  – Both paintings are acrylic on canvas 127×115 cm (50 x 45 inches) painted by Doug Kemp post-2010.  Find more artist interviews or never miss an update and subscribe to our Youtube Channel

Diga Diga Doo version 1 & 2, paintings on canvas. The 1930s and 1940s were the years of Jazz and Swing dancing, like the Jitterbug to the Lindy hop. Dancing remained very popular throughout the chaos that happened in the 1930s and early 1940s.

Diga Diga Doo v1 122x114cm aprox acrylic canvas pop art painting dancing times 2010s collections Doug Kemp popartdoug p1010409
Diga Digga Doo 0v2 122x114cm aprox acrylic canvas pop art painting dancing times 2010s collections p1020267

Going out and dancing used to be many people’s escape from it all. Even though the Nazis banned “Decadent” dancing, it never stopped everyone, especially from the bouncy upbeat Swing dance.

Modern artists who paint dancers

As a modern artist who likes to paint dancers, my view of the 1950s was as the years of growth and rebellion. Major dances from the late 1950s like the Bop, the Twist and other dances made popular from this Rock and Roll era influenced movies like “Grease” and “Hairspray”.

With their poodle skirts, Bobby socks and Penny loafers or Saddle shoes, this was the era of the Pink Ladies and Dirty Dancing. Especially with Elvis’s rocking pelvis, the dirty dancing seed was planted.

The majority of the dances in the 1960s didn’t include a dance partner, at least not in contact. They had dance’s like the Mashed Potato, the Fly, the Monkey and the Funky Chicken.

Over 400 new dances were introduced in the 1960s. Artists like Nat King Cole and The Beatles had a huge impact in this era for dance. Some films based on this era were “Cats” and “West Side Story.”

On the reference video from Club Des Belugas (Oh my girl) Look out for a very young Oliver Reed strutting his stuff…

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Roof Top Boogie

Roof top Boogie. Acrylic painting on canvas 127×115 cm

Apache Acrylic Painting On Canvas 2000s Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp Artist

Apache

Apache. Acrylic painting on canvas 2000s collection.

Soho Boogie Woogie 127x114cm acrylic canvas painting dancing times 2000s pop art painting uk artist Doug Kemp popartdoug p1020751

Soho Boogie Woogie

Soho Boogie Woogie. Acrylic painting on canvas 127×115 cm Dancing collection.

Dancing With Invisible Man 122x114cm aprox acrylic canvas pop art painting dancing times divorce 2010s collections Doug Kemp popartdoug p1020767

Dancing with the Invisible Man

Dancing with the Invisible Man. Acrylic painting on canvas 127×115 cm from Dancing collection.

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Ghost

Ghost. Acrylic painting on canvas 127×115 cm from Dancing collection.

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Angel 2010

Angel 2010. Acrylic painting on canvas 127×115 cm from Dancing collection.

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Quayside Tango Zurich 66x72 inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas 1990s Art Doug Kemp

Quayside Tango Zurich

Quayside Tango Zurich. 66×72 inches Acrylic painting on canvas from 1990s collection.

Street Walking Music Acrylic Painting On Paper 1990s Pop Art Collection Doug Kemp

Street Walking Music

Street walking music. Acrylic painting on paper from 1990s collection.

Dancing To The.. - 50x45 inches 2000s Pop Art Painting On Canvas Doug Kemp Fine Art Gallery

Dancing To The Music

Dancing to the music. Acrylic painting on canvas from Dancing Times collection. Not to be confused with the painting Dance to the music.

The conga 122x114cm aprox acrylic canvas pop art painting dancing times collections Doug Kemp

The Conga

The Conga. Acrylic painting on canvas 122 x 114 cm approx

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Jazz To The Boogie

Jazz To The Boogie. Acrylic painting on canvas 106 x 114cm approx

Monument to an existentialist aka Anna K dancing acrylic painting on canvas 2000s collection Doug Kemp

Monument To An Existentialist

Monument To An Existentialist. Acrylic painting on canvas 106 x 114cm approx

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Saxophonist

Saxophonist. Acrylic painting on canvas

All that jazz 122x114cm 2015 acrylic canvas pop art painting dancing times forged Leger 2010s collections Doug Kemp

All That Jazz

All That Jazz. Acrylic painting on canvas 127 x 115cm approx

Backwards dancing 127x114cm acrylic canvas pop art painting 1990s dancing times collection popartdoug

Backwards Dancing

Backwards Dancing Acrylic painting on canvas.

Portrait Paintings Prints Quote From Daft Punk Get Lucky Nightclub Art Collection Doug Kemp Online Gallery

“She’s up all night to this song. I’m up all night to get some. She’s up all night for good fun. I’m up all night to get lucky.”

Quote From Daft Punk – Get Lucky

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The B Girls

The B Girls. Acrylic painting on canvas

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Tango 2

Tango v2. Acrylic painting on canvas 127×115 cm

Dance To The Music 50x45 inches Acrylic Pop Art Painting On Canvas Dancing Modern Times 2000s Collection - Doug Kemp

Dance To The  Music

Dance To The Music, v1. Acrylic painting on canvas – 127×115 cm. (50 x 45 inches). Not to be confused with the painting Dancing to the Music.

So Far So Good 114x122cm aprox canvas pop art painting 2010s heroes villains murder collections Doug Kemp popartdoug p1020713

So Far So Good

So Far So Good. Acrylic painting on canvas

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War Chic

War Chic. AKA Liberation of Paris 1944. Acrylic painting on canvas 127×115 cm

Moving On

Moving On – Acrylic painting on canvas 127×115 cm. Moving On has its own page here

The monuments artist collection – Part of the dancing times art series

The monuments art collection shows Doug’s love of Art Deco architecture. This architecture is still to be found in most cities and towns and particularly at the seaside. Not always noticed and often neglected, it was once the epitome of a brighter hope and confidence between the World wars.

Fashion (even in architecture) changed greatly post WW2, and many great examples were torn down with only a relatively recent revival and desire to preserve them. Now they are more than just monuments to times passed, and even if only the mere facade is kept and the rest has been disemboweled in modernising their utility, that remnant takes its place in the established cityscape. Some of the remaining structures formed reference to the 1950s and 1960s subculture, architecture and principles of modern-day design.

This collection also pays homage to the form of the figures and structures in the Medici Chapels in Florence, designed by Michelangelo.

Monuments v1 127x114cm acrylic canvas pop art painting monuments art deco colection of 3 with uk artist Doug Kemp popartdoug p1020445

Monuments V1

Monuments v1. AKA Trains, Boats, Planes. 115 x 127 cm Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s collection.

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Monuments V2

Monuments v2. AKA Paramount. Paramount Pictures was the force behind many glamourous Hollywood movies, although the central structure represented here actually resembles an Odeon. 115 x 127 cm Acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s collection.

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Monuments V3

Monuments v3. AKA The Guardians. 115 x 127 cm acrylic painting on canvas from the 2000s collection.

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