Planes of the Body
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The Last Supper
See John Asaro's painting of The Last Supper inspired by Michelangelo.
Video: John Asaro and The Last Supper
John Asaro’s recent paintings capture the life force behind dance, his main focus of the series 100 Dancers. With brilliant fauve colors, his admiration for dancers and their dedication is reflected in his own dedication to capturing the lines and forms of the graceful ballerinas.
He follows them from classroom to stage in various poses of relaxation, performance, contemplation, and even the pain that comes with such passion. On stage or in the classroom, the costumes and lighting are constantly shifting, creating delicate tension between the artists and their environment.
Always listening to the orchestral arrangements as he paints, Asaro’s inspired works are imbued with music. He occasionally finds himself of the same ilk, and dances around his studio, paintbrush in hand with his patient cat as a partner. It’s easy to give yourself up to the captivating essence of dance; John Asaro certainly has.
John Asaro’s brilliantly painted series of nudes is a feast for the eyes. Using the models as a vehicle for color exploration, each hue is exaggerated and pushed to its extreme, making each kaleidoscopic
painting a tempting platter. Asaro often creates patterns by duplicating or triplicating the nude across the canvas, exploring the many forms available to the human body. Whether they be dancers in repose
or balletic swimmers, Asaro’s nude series shows evidence of his fascination with dance in physicality and lyricism.