The title of this work by Erik de Jong refers to a traditional type of dance where a lot goes on without changing places.
A rigaudon (rigodon or rigaudon in French) is a folk dance from southern France that became popular as a court dance during the reign of Louis XIV. Its hopping steps are performed while standing in one place. In Rigodon III, we see seven Frenchmen in a landscape. De Jong paints people mainly in a moment of rest, but the exact meaning of his work is elusive.
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