Art History Mornings at The Beecroft (April 2019): The Ballets Russes

Art History Mornings at The Beecroft Gallery
Saturday 27th April 2019, 10.30am-12.30pm
with Dr ML Banting
The Art of the Ballets Russes

Join us to discuss the story of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes which caused such a stir in Paris and London with its modernist choreography, radical music and exotic costumes. The stories and stage-settings brought together numerous talented artists from Russia and across Europe, inspiring yet more artists in their exploration of Post-Impressionist painting. Today we’ll look again at these unique performances, assess their cultural impact and trace their influence on the visual arts.

Allinson - Russian Ballet

Adrian Paul Allinson (1890–1959): Tamara Karsavina (1885–1978) as the Firebird in ‘L’Oiseau de Feu’ (ballet by Michel Fokine)  [1918, Victoria and Albert Museum]

Meetings are held 10.30am – 12.30pm in the Beecroft Gallery lecture theatre.
Each talk costs £10 and includes tea/coffee (biscuits!)
For further information please contact Mark Banting by email or via twitter @TheCommonViewer
These monthly Saturday morning art history talks are educational yet informal and open to anyone with an interest in art.

About TheCommonViewer

Independent Researcher: gently exploring "The Art & Artists of Russia (1850s-present) currently, and please see the A History of Art in England series; looking forward to discussing "British Art Groups (1930s)" when we can have live group meetings again! Twitter: @TheCommonViewer

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