Toroazul Painting and Fine Arts
The figure in this canvas is that of a
young Roman dancer, in one of his
first performances  -- specifically of a
Neapolitan dance .   

I tried to capture not only the
likeness of the young man, who sat
for me several times so I could sketch
him, but also the joyful spirit of the
music he danced and of the city of
Naples, where the ballet takes place.
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John Paul : Balletto
Napolitano
26 " x  15 "
oil on canvas
2009
Private collectio
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CLICK here to watch a recent
performance of this dancer, in a short
sequence from
La Infiorata a Gianzano
(Flower Festival in Gianzano).