In Monica Galvan’s “Flamenco I” and “Flamenco II” series, taut dancers emit the boundless strength and grace of caged birds given flight. Born in Italy, Galvan attended the famous Academy of Brera, and later worked as a portrait artist. In her emotional scenes of dancers and lovers, women are the central characters. With a subtle palette, Galvan forcefully emphasizes motion rather than the figure itself. Galvan’s expressive artworks are featured in private collections and major galleries throughout Europe.