Teresa Crawford Cabral
La Joie de Vivre
268 Seiten, Hardcover in Fadenheftung, Format 21 x 28 cm, mit Lesezeichen, 2022
It is not a book, although it looks like one: impressively high-quality in format, cover, binding and paper, and even more so when you leaf through it.
It is a work of art in the truest sense of the word, for which the common designation of a coffee-table book would be an insult. An opus consisting of well over 100 pencil drawings, all dedicated to the joy of Tango Argentino. More specifically, the joy of bodies in their many expressions as individuals and couples. Which the author and artist condenses into a kind of movement typology of the Tango Argentino, which is very rarely seen in such a drawing precision and dynamics.
A work of drawing that requires not only the highest technical skill, but also a gift of observation and perseverance, which is coupled with a precise knowledge of human physiognomy and their dance movement.
(Review in Tangodanza 95 - 4.2023)