One of my favorite paintings and one of my favorite artists. also, i’m obsessed with ballerinas.
the dance class
oil on canvas
25 5/8 x 31 7/8 in (65 x 81 cm)
musee d'orsay, paris
@toyinojihodutola "confidence-building i," 2016, #toyinojihodutola // not a part of the upcoming solo show, #towanderdetermined, @whitneymuseum, but i'm in a #throwback mood. this was completed last march/april while i was undertaking a residency at @headlandsarts, and i'm posting it here so folks can understand: you are never beholden to what you are doing presently, it's all about where you are going. if i had stopped at this drawing, i would have limited myself and wouldn't have been open to where this work might take me. at the time i began this project, i had no idea what i was going to do; my main desire was to see how far i could push my mark, to challenge my doubts about the parameters of my skill, investigation and imagination. i hope none of you ever limit yourself in what you can do, because you are limiting your movement in this world. i've learned so much, and i'm hungry to learn more--and i am so grateful for that. ✨🙏🏿✊🏿
I grew up watching video music box. he was many years ahead of his time. his show was innovative, he had on all of the stars and maintained his place in tv history. continued success!
@griotsroll please support mister ralph mcdaniels. he has paved the way for so many. and. put many videos in beginning of many careers!!!!! if you want to know where it all started. go see on monday so you can learn!!!!!!! thank you for posting lawrence ben miles
This show was so relatable. it was emotional, heart wrenching and also had sprinkles of comedy. the writing was excellent and the set was perfect. andres brought his talent and charisma and just crushed it. doing a one-man show is no easy feat, but he does it with grace and elegance. he’s feeling it and he brings it so i feel it too.