Tango Final of British Championship

ROBERT DUCKWORTH GREENHAM (1906-1976)

Tango Final of British Championship

1969 United Kingdom

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Reproduction Continental 20th Century architrave frame with fluting
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This scene is typical of the social occasions in which Greenham delighted; it is also characterized by his strong contours and areas of flat colour. The vertiginous viewpoint allows the dancing couples to be depicted as a series of interlocking stylized forms, black against the opalescent pastel colours of the ballroom frocks, swirling up the canvas. The effect is of a complex formalized abstract pattern, set in the curving band between the foreground balcony sill and the outer edge of the spotlit dancefloor. As in many of his works, the influence of poster art from the 1930s-60s is apparent, as perhaps also the work of M.C. Escher.
Dimensions
Height 91.40 cm (35.98 inches)
Width 71.10 cm (27.99 inches)
External Height 109.50 cm (43.11 inches)
External Width 88.90 cm (35.00 inches)
Medium
Oil on canvas
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Robert Greenham '1969
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