Why Art Is Important

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If you are not an appreciator of art, perhaps this photo will change your mind. If this doesn’t do it, nothing will!

Kirstie took this photo of Becca in Aviemore in Scotland in August 2013. Kirsty said, "We stopped at the side of a road as part of a huge tree had fallen over and we climbed on it and took photos."

Kirstie took this photo of Becca in Aviemore in Scotland in August 2013. Kirsty said, “We stopped at the side of a road as part of a huge tree had fallen over and we climbed on it and took photos.”







The above photo was taken by Kirsty Kelly of Coatbridge, a town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Kirsty, a photographer who started her own small business, KLK Photography Lanarkshire, had taken her daughter Rebecca to Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery after the little girl’s dance class on September 29, 2012. As you can see, Becca was greatly inspired by the painting!











Here is information about the painting in the photo that Becca is imitating. And here’s a longer write-up that was posted on IrishCentral.com with Rebecca’s photo:

It’s Irish Painter John Lavery’s 1911 painting portrait of Anna Pavlova that the little girl is dancing in front of. The oil painting is now housed in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland. The National Gallery of Australia tells us:

The Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova (1881–1931) was the most celebrated classical dancer of her time, admired for the poetic quality of her movement. She made her debut as soloist with the Imperial Russian Ballet in 1899, but gained fame when she danced with Nijinsky in Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in Paris in 1909.

The Observer critic wrote on 16 April 1911: ‘Mr. Lavery’s portrait of the Russian dancer, Anna Pavlova, caught in a moment of graceful, weightless movement … Her miraculous, feather-like flight, which seems to defy the law of gravitation.’

John Lavery was born in Ireland in 1856 and lived in Scotland c.1875-79, England and France 1879-85, Scotland 1885-96, England 1896-1939, with regular visits to North Africa, Ireland from 1939. He died in County Kilkenny, Ireland in 1941.





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7 Responses to “Why Art Is Important”

  1. Nidhi Singh Says:

    Good one Phil! What a delightful image. This little girl can turn many into an appreciator of art.

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    I agree, Nidhi!

  3. Faraan Says:

    What a wonderfull piece of art it is!
    At least it made me re-think why art is a long-lasting-painkiller…!!!

  4. Phil Bolsta Says:

    That it is, Faraan!

  5. klkel Says:

    Thanks, Phil, for sharing and crediting the photo-I never knew at the time that it would travel so far online otherwise I’d have watermarked it!!!

    Your blog is great! x

  6. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Thanks for providing the details of the photo, Kirsty. You sure have a cute little girlcub!

  7. mariadroujkova Says:

    Thank you for the information! I added this image to the Metaphors for Mathematics collection, with the following description: “Little kids may not have the techniques, but they share the passion, the power, and the beauty of advanced human endeavors. In mathematics, you can see such effects most easily when kids interact with powerful and accessible computer-based systems, or math arts. Photo of little Becca dancing with the great Pavlova, by Kirsty Kelly.” http://www.pinterest.com/pin/357754764121633784/

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