Lions Handstand

  • Name: Lions Handstand
  • Size: 20" - 30"
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Original: SOLD
  • Biography:

    As part of a Parkour series of paintings, professional athletes perform stunning displays of strength to defy gravity. A handstand on top of the lions in London's Trafalagar Square. 

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Parkour is a training discipline that developed out of military obstacle course training. Practitioners aim to move quickly and efficiently from one place to another, negotiating the obstacles in between. Popularised in France by David Belle and others in the 1990s and 2000s, parkour uses no equipment other than that found around a cities streets.

"Le parcours" was the original word passed down to David Belle from his father Raymond Belle. This was the term Raymond used when speaking to David about the training he had done.