Discover the magic of Swan Lake

Despite its initial failure, Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake is now one of the most popular ballets of all time.  Whether you're planning to see the show this February, or just want to feel the magic of this great love story, we have a selection of ballet-inspired artworks for you.

At The Barre

Nigel Mason

Facing The Sun

Carly Ashdown

Midnight

Carly Ashdown

Perfection

Nigel Mason

Rouge Dancer

Nigel Mason

Storm Rising

Carly Ashdown

The Atelier

Nigel Mason

Freedom

Carly Ashdown

NMA painting

NIGEL MASON

Nigel Mason took his art in a new direction for these captivating depictions of ballet dancers. Previously, Mason’s work has been concerned with social realism, as he attempts to depict intimate moments in his subjects’ lives. The new series features the artist's evocative textured painting style and bold application of colour. Nigel's  new painting venture and subject matter have enabled the aesthetic of his work to reach a new level of sophistication.

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CARLY ASHDOWN

Carly Ashdown is known from her dynamic portrayal of dancers, who symbolise themes of personal transformation and empowerment. Inspired by artists like Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, Carly uses splashes of colour to evoke a sense of movement. The calming colour scheme encourages tranquillity, while the flowing text and scribbles express deep emotions.

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