'The Cabaret Dancer' by Kolomon Moore (circa 1930s)
'The Cabaret Dancer', crayon on art paper, by Kolomon Moore (circa 1930s). The Crazy Years (les Années Folles) of Paris in the 1920s hit an abrupt end in 1931 when the Great Depression hit the world’s economy. 1930’s France, and particularly Paris, was associated with glamor, excitement, and culture. All one has to do is think of those chic, ultra elegant and liberating Chanel outfits, the blooming arts movements, the music, etc. In this drawing, two characters spend an evening out in Paris, perhaps at the famous Folies Bergères: one, a dancer with attitude, the other, a client admirer with a deferential demeanour. Perhaps those who partied and enjoyed the extravagant performances at the venue were attempting to leave behind the troubles of the world at that time. Whatever the case, this is an intriguing vignette in Paris of life back then. The artwork is in fair overall condition with some minor blemishing on the surface of the art paper. The frame is as glamorous as the scene itself. Upon request a video may be provided.
About the Artist: Kolomon Moore (a.k.a. Kolomon M) is the creator of a substantial body of drawings which appeared in the art market in the early 2000s. Of this mysterious artist we know very little apart from what his drawings tell us, dating from the thirties in Paris. In most of his depictions, Kolomon M. uses the same technique and materials: grease pencil on heavy paper of bisque colour. His subjects are drawn inviting the viewer to judge their character by their facial features and expressions. These sometimes border on caricature. The artist usually signs his artworks using printed capital letters with his first name and the initial of his last name: 'KOLOMON M'. From a certain point in his art career, Moore added a small drawing of a glass and a bottle, almost as a logo, as a second signature or an identifying mark. His genre is figurative: men and women in public or private places, on the street, in a bedroom, at a café, sitting or standing.
Dimensions with frame:
H 50 cm / 19.69"
W 61 cm / 24"
Dimensions without frame:
H 27 cm / 10.6"
W 40 cm / 15.7"