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December 17, 2013

Carmen Flamenco Dancer

Carmen is commonly reputed as the most popular opera ever written. The story is about a Spanish soldier Don José who falls passionately in love with a beautiful Gypsy woman Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen's love to the glamorous toreador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage. The depictions of proletarian life, immorality and lawlessness, and the tragic death of the main character on stage.

I was moved by the music and so shocked by this tragic love story... I always wanted to express this drama, but how could I create art piece differently than others? So many of them as well...

It was very challenge for sure! I knew that I would love to express the rhythm of the music through a flamenco dancer, as well as showing the passion and bravery, also the bull fighting, and the death...

Finally, I've finished creating this painting after three-month period time (studied and painted over and over) to fulfilled another my youthful dream. Please click the image or the link to enlarge: http://xueling-zou.artistwebsites.com/featured/carmen-flamenco-dancer-xueling-zou.html


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