Medium: Graphite and ink on laid paper
Dimensions: sheet: 14 1/16 × 8 1/2 in. (35.7 × 21.6 cm)
Credit Line: Anonymous gift, 1959
About: In his many studies of Isadora Duncan (1877–1927), Walkowitz attempted to capture the spirit of the dancer in motion. The artist used sinuous lines to convey her graceful movements. Walkowitz's sleek and simplified image seems appropriate to his subject, who is often credited with the invention of modern dance. Duncan's performances inspired countless modern artists—not only dancers, but also painters, sculptors, photographers and poets—who celebrated the dancer's revolt against conventional morality and behavior.
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