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TRAINS (Moira Shearer)
TRAINS (Moira Shearer)
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
80 x 80 x 3,8 cm

Actress Moira Shearer, starring in The Red Shoes (1948), by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, looks at the viewer with an absent, desperate gaze. Torn between love and career, the dancer is brought to perdition by her obsession for dancing, or by a strange spell, cast by her own ambition. Four words covered with gold leaf cross the canvas. The latter two are contained in the former, bigger ones, like two smaller matrioshka dolls.