30 Days of Burlesque project

It’s that time of the year again. For this cycle, the theme for my “30 days of” art project is the wide wonderful world of Burlesque in all it’s facets, beauty, and eras.
I use the term “Burlesque” loosely because the language of that word FOR ME includes dancers, showgirls chorus girls, Strip teasers, Peelers, Vedettes, Las Diosas de Carne” (“Flesh Goddesses”) Follies, Revues and Cabaret from the 1880s to now from a variety of countries. As usual I will post one per day. If they are more risqué I will provide a link for uncensored versions. Stay tuned. -Santiago-

Day four of The 30 Days of Burlesque art project

“Cotton Club” Day FOUR of The 30 Days of Burlesque art project.   This piece is a tribute to the showgirls and chorus girls of the 1920's Jazz age Cotton Club. Their motto for their dancers were "Tall Tan & Terrific”. Although the club was legendary for it’s all star black lineup of Jazz greats, it was a white only crowd, chorus girls had to pass the “brown paper bag test” to be light enough to be accepted as entertainment, and many of the numbers were jungle or savage themed . Despite the Cotton Club’s racist undertones, the club set the bar high for African American themed revues all over the country. I was inspired by the great Harlem Renaissance artist Aaron Douglas for some of the imagery. If you are not familiar with his work please treat yourself to it..

“Cotton Club” Day FOUR of The 30 Days of Burlesque art project. 

This piece is a tribute to the showgirls and chorus girls of the 1920's Jazz age Cotton Club. Their motto for their dancers were "Tall Tan & Terrific”. Although the club was legendary for it’s all star black lineup of Jazz greats, it was a white only crowd, chorus girls had to pass the “brown paper bag test” to be light enough to be accepted as entertainment, and many of the numbers were jungle or savage themed. Despite the Cotton Club’s racist undertones, the club set the bar high for African American themed revues all over the country. I was inspired by the great Harlem Renaissance artist Aaron Douglas for some of the imagery. If you are not familiar with his work please treat yourself to it..

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Fine art prints. Part of my "30 days of Burlesque" project Another installment of my month long "One art a day" art experiments. 
Complimentary shipping within the US.

$35  8x8 white matted art (art window size 5x5)
$75 12 x 12 signed canvas print. Shipped in poster tube.
$250 20 x 20 signed oversized canvas textured print limited to 20 Shipped in poster tube.
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"Burlesque" Art watermark not included.

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