Juliet Bellow's Modernism on Stage: The Ballets Russes and the Parisian PDF

By Juliet Bellow

Modernism on level restores Serge Diaghilev?s Ballets Russes to its relevant position within the Parisian artwork international of the 1910s and Nineteen Twenties. in the course of these years, the Ballets Russes? degree served as a dynamic discussion board for the interplay of creative genres - dance, song and portray - in a mixed-media shape encouraged by way of Richard Wagner?s Gesamtkunstwerk (total paintings of art). This interdisciplinary examine combines a huge heritage of Diaghilev?s troupe with shut readings of 4 ballets designed through canonical modernist artists: Pablo Picasso, Sonia Delaunay, Henri Matisse, and Giorgio de Chirico. Experimental either in inspiration and shape, those productions redefine our realizing of the interconnected worlds of the visible and appearing arts, elite tradition and mass leisure in Paris among the 2 international wars. This quantity lines the ways that artists operating with the Ballets Russes tailored painterly types to the temporal, 3-dimensional and corporeal medium of ballet. studying interactions between units, costumes, choreography, and musical accompaniment, the e-book establishes what the Ballets Russes' productions appeared like and the way audiences reacted to them. Juliet Bellow brings dance to undergo upon modernist artwork background as greater than a resource of images or decoration: she spotlights a posh discussion between paintings kinds that didn't avoid yet really greater artists? interrogation of the bounds of medium.

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