Dance of the Muses

34.00"W x 22.00"H x 0.1"D

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Hana Shoup


Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: gestural, figurative, white, black, mixed-media, realist, drawing, dance, energy

Media: acrylic, charcoal on paper

Size: 34"W x 22"H x 0.1"D

Year Created: 2018

Bodies in motion is a constant source of inspiration for my art. I create on the fly while drawing live models with charcoal and then add paint later. My title refers to the Muses, the goddesses of inspiration and beauty. I did this because human bodies are my own muses. They are dynamic yet timeless forms.

I was born in the small town of Brenham, Texas. I drew constantly all through childhood. Animals were my first models, both real (my menagerie of pets) and fantastic (dragons and such). Despite this obsession with drawing, I did not pursue art as a career until college. During my undergraduate education, I studied drawing, painting, printmaking, and art history. I absorbed these subjects like a sponge, culminating in a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a painting concentration from Baylor University. I traveled abroad, and lived for five months in Florence, Italy. There I took classes in cooking, Italian, and Renaissance art. Upon my return the the States, I dove into art again. I attended an intensive drawing “marathon” at the New York Studio School. I then moved to Baltimore. I was a Texas girl eager to see the East Coast and to attend MICA as a Post-Baccalaureate student. After that, I moved to Houston, TX, to earn my Master of Fine Arts from the University of Houston. I currently live in Denver.

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