Candle Burning


huile sur toile

50 x 40 cm

Dumas’s visits to strip clubs at the turn of the last century led to the making of this small intriguing and foremost colourful painting, based on different Polaroids she took of a young acrobatic stripper, known for her special acts with burning candles.

The striptease as an art-form, like the belly dance and the circus, is dying. The pleasure in the games played and the tricks turned, will soon all be lost.
(MD 2022)

Candle Burning was shown for the first time in a group show in Kunstmuseum Luzern in 2000, called: Mixing, Memory and Desire.