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Dancing Away Sorrow Art Print


I would be lying if I said I did not panic when the first number of infected cases in Vietnam were reported. Self isolation was enforced and then, strangely, I started to reassess my time spent at home as an opportunity to retreat into my inner self.

I kept myself busy by reading, cleaning, journaling and learning new breathing techniques. It was quite an enjoyable time actually. I realized I had been craving this self connection. Dancing allowed me to let loose and get in touch with the playful part of myself which was too often buried by commitments and a rushed lifestyle.

I liked to imagine us all dancing away our sorrows in pursuit of a hopeful future like the way the Europeans did from their balconies and like I did barefoot, in front of my mirror.

Dancing Away Sorrow Art Print for Wall & Home Decor.

The 22-year-old, Hanoi-born illustrator Thao Luu is obsessed with Nostalgia and sees her work as a constant exploration of the adult yearning to retrieve a sense of awe for the past. She thinks of herself as a happily trapped agent in a world where past and present almost collides. “There is always something happening in the past that makes it irresistible to live in present times. It feels like I am living more than one life at the same time and I’d rather relive the one that passed,” Thao says.

Her passion for modern art is nurtured by years of studying the old masters such as Vincent van Gogh and Salvador Dali. Much of her inspiration comes from literature, music and human movement.

She is best known for her distinct cubist and surrealist style, her thickly layered drawings, festive moods, lollipop colors and the whimsical movements that can be seen throughout her work.

Her characters are often portrayed as dancing acrobats losing themselves in party scenes. Thao is known for reinterpreting the iconic paintings such as The Kiss (1907-1908) by Gustav Klimpt, Festival in Figueras (1921) by Salvador Dali and The Guitarist by the 20th century Vietnamese painter Vi Y as contemporary pieces of art.

  • Frame is not included
  • Each print is made using Conqueror Art paper – 300gsm
  • This print only available in A4 size
    • Size Guide:
      • A4 (210 x 297 mm/ 8.3 x 11.7 in)
  • International shipping is available
Weight 30 g
Dimensions 210 × 297 × 1 mm



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