In 'Flower Dancer,' Robert Richter presents the viewer with a closely cropped image of a canna lily. Whereas many of his paintings use deep and richly saturated color, here he treats the subject more delicately using thin washes of oil on top of the carved wood panel. This use of color, along with the tall vertical format of the painting, shows how Richter draws from the compositions of Japanese woodcut prints. This is particularly fitting given the relationship between the traditional carving techniques for woodcut print blocks and the carving of the present artwork.
48 x 22 inches, painting
55.25 x 29.25 inches, frame
Titled, dated, signed in pencil & stamped with initial on verso
Housed in a frame of the artist's design and construction