Polka dot – Wikipedia

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Polka dot - Wikipedia

Crimson polka dots on a yellow background

Polka dot is a sample consisting of an array of enormous stuffed circles of the identical dimension.[1]

Polka dots are generally seen on youngsters’s clothes, toys, furnishings, ceramics, and Central European people artwork however they seem in a big selection of contexts. The sample not often seems in formal contexts, nevertheless, and is mostly confined to extra playful apparel comparable to bathing fits and lingerie. Sometimes, white-on-black small dots seem on extra formal clothes.[citation needed]


It’s probably that the time period originated due to the recognition of the polka dance across the identical time the sample grew to become trendy, simply as many different merchandise and fashions of the period additionally adopted the “polka” identify.[1]

Frédéric Bazille’s 1867 portray Household Reunion, containing two girls in blue polka dot clothes

In 1962, DC Comics launched Polka-Dot Man with irregularly-sized and in another way colored dots.

Some folks affiliate polka dots with Venezuelan dressmaker Carolina Herrera, who used polka dots on most of her clothes throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, in addition to on the packing containers of fragrance Carolina Herrera, Herrera For Males, Aquaflore and Flore.[2]

A lot of the Japanese artist’s Yayoi Kusama’s work contains a polka dot motif.[3][4]

The polka dot additionally seems in common music. “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” is a novelty tune telling the story of a shy lady in a really revealing bathing swimsuit who stays immersed within the ocean water to cover from view. It was written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss and first launched in June 1960 by Brian Hyland. Earlier than that nevertheless, “Polka Dots and Moonbeams” was a well-liked tune with music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Johnny Burke, revealed in 1940. It was Frank Sinatra’s first hit recorded with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. The tune is among the prime 100 most-frequently recorded jazz requirements[5] with preparations by Gil Evans and others and notable recordings by Lester Younger, Sarah Vaughn and plenty of others.

The 1943 Twentieth Century Fox Technicolor musical movie The Gang’s All Right here, directed by Busby Berkeley, featured a big manufacturing quantity “The Polka-Dot Polka”.[6] The tune was written by Harry Warren and Leo Robin, referencing the 19th Century Polka Dot craze within the lyric, and sang by Alice Faye with the Busby Berkeley dancers. [7]

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  1. ^ a b “polka”, Oxford English Dictionary, On account of the recognition of the dance, polka was prefixed as a commerce identify to articles of all types (cf. quot. 1898 in 1); e.g. the polka curtain-band (for looping up curtains), polka-gauze, polka hat; {polka-dot}, a sample consisting of dots of uniform dimension and association; additionally fig., attrib. or as adj., and as v. trans.; therefore polka-dotted adj.
  2. ^ “Embroidered Polka Dots Lace Prime”. www.joycard.gr. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  3. ^ Lylynguyen. “Queen of Polka dots” holds exhibit in Vietnam”. VX Artwork Information. Archived from the unique on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 13 Might 2014.
  4. ^ Nachmann, Ron. “Of obliteration and polka dots: movies on the vividly obsessive artwork of Yayoi Kusama”. Harmful Minds. Retrieved 13 Might 2014.
  5. ^ “Jazz Requirements Songs and Instrumentals (Polka Dots and Moonbeams)”. www.jazzstandards.com. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  6. ^ Gregory Might (2008-10-17), The Polka-Dot Polka, retrieved 2018-10-24
  7. ^ The Gang’s All Right here, retrieved 2017-09-25

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