Anatoly Metlan’s Dancers Take the Stage in Park West’s Exciting New Fall Collection
There are few artists who can capture drama, tension, and passion on their canvases like Anatoly Metlan. This Ukrainian artist has taken the world by storm with his romantic landscapes and his dynamic portraits of dancers in motion.
Park West is proud to debut this one-of-a-kind collection from Anatoly Metlan for our latest Fall Sale, featuring over 30 original, unique paintings.
You can view the entire collection here—including 31 oil paintings and 4 hand-embellished giclées on canvas bringing to life Metlan’s trademark musicians and flamenco dancers.
This collection also has a limited selection of Metlan’s portraits of idyllic European seascapes and villages, including both oil paintings and hand-embellished serigraphs.
Metlan’s global travels serve as the inspiration for his paintings, whether it’s the beauty of Mediterranean landscapes or talented dancers from Spain. From a young age, Metlan was influenced by the Impressionists, often traveling to southern France to draw the same inspiration as artists like Gustav Klimt and Toulouse-Lautrec.
This new Park West collection beautifully showcases Metlan’s striking portraits of women in the arts. His dancers are never at rest, captured in brushstrokes that convey their fluid motions. Metlan first became interested in painting dancers after witnessing flamenco performances in Spain.
“I was captivated by the dramatic suspended tension and the emotional expressiveness of the dance moves,” he told us.
Alternatively, Metlan prefers to show his female musicians in moments of repose. Each woman is delicately posed with their instruments as if they’ve just finished a performance or are just about to step on stage.
Metlan’s mother was a violin player and, as such, Metlan expresses his nostalgia for his childhood through his artistic interpretations of these musical women.
When it comes to capturing the female figure, Metlan starts with an image formed in his mind and then sets up his composition using a model. Next, he colors the image with his paintbrush, followed by additional strokes with a palette knife to emphasize his subject’s movements.
Metlan’s portraits of musicians and dancers are extremely popular on social media—particularly on Instagram and Pinterest.
However, long-time collectors will also be glad to see the addition of Metlan’s acclaimed landscape works in this collection. The artist infuses these scenes with the romance and warmth he experiences on his journeys across Europe, transporting viewers to destinations full of shimmering blue oceans, boats lazily drifting in piers, and cozy homes.
Don’t miss this limited-time chance to collect an original work by the truly astounding Anatoly Metlan.
If you’re interested in the art of Anatoly Metlan, contact our gallery consultants at (800) 521-9654 ext. 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org.