Paul Binnie
La Danza de los Quetzales

Paul Binnie “La Danza de los Quetzales” main image
Artist
Paul Binnie
Title
La Danza de los Quetzales
Series title
Dances of Mexico
Date
Medium
Oil painting on canvas
Paper dimensions (h × w)
Image dimensions (h × w)
127 × 101 cm
Subjects
Remarks
The Dance of the Quetzals, from Puebla in México
"After 7 weeks of fairly intensive work on this large oil, I’m pleased to announce that the 3rd painting in the Dances of Mexico series is complete. I have to thank my wonderful model John, who has modelled for the whole series, for this extraordinary and very beautiful costume, much of which was made by himself and his family, as is traditional. Anyone who has seen the quetzal-feather headdress of Moctezuma II will know what this pre-Columbian indigenous folk dance represents, and I’ve very much enjoyed having the colorful gilded penacho (headdress) in my studio for the last couple of months." Binnie, October 20, 2020
References
Catalogue number
(L450)
Supplementary images
Paul Binnie “La Danza de los Quetzales” Conte drawing thumbnailConte drawing
Paul Binnie “La Danza de los Quetzales” Work in progress thumbnailWork in progress
Paul Binnie “La Danza de los Quetzales” Penacho (Headdress) thumbnailPenacho (Headdress)