Keyword: dance

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The first version of the painting, High, shows the man, rather than the woman, standing by the edge of the cliff. This arrangement allowed Robert to show the woman’s face and to keep the man unidentified and something of a

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Dance Floor and Studio

While studying at art school, Robert rarely photographed people. When he did, the images tended to play down individual identities. These two photos contrast dancers at a party (probably at NSCAD) and dancers rehearsing in a studio. The left hand

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High School Dance

This ambitious image, with its multiple overlapping figures, tries to express some of Robert’s ideas of social microcosm and the mythology of pop culture. The dance serves as an initiation rite: graduation from high school and testing relationships. Robert was

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Poster for a University Dance

While Robert was in university, he took on several odd jobs to earn a little money. One of these jobs involved helping to set up parties, promoting the parties and cleaning up afterwards. This illustration is from a poster promoting

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Are the lovers dare-devils or possibly suicidal? Is this dance something that really happened or is it a scene from a dream? Robert has made several significant changes from his earlier image Summit. The figures are smaller and farther from

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Cover Illustration for Haunted

Robert was interested in popular story-telling and folklore, so ghosts and supernatural elements appear throughout his work, though he becomes more sophisticated in their treatment in his later work. The cemetery is located in Mount Denson with the Avon River visible