Join Nick Pearson for a Monday Afternoon Art History lecture on Ballets Russes.
Monday 2 May
2 – 4pm
£10 per person including light refreshments
Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev is one of the most colourful figures in 20th century art. He was the son of a bankrupt Russian vodka distiller and emerged as the greatest impresario of his time. He conquered first Paris and then the world with his Ballets Russes.
This was more than just a dance company; it was a creative and very colourful movement. From the outset it attracted the greatest musical, theatrical and artistic talents of the day. They created the compositions, costumes and set designs of its lavish productions.
Diaghilev’s exotic project brought Eastern colours and styles to the west, picked up on the modernism of the Paris artist’s studios and influenced the early 20th century design style of Art Deco.
In this Monday Afternoon art history lecture we shall look at the story of the Ballets Russes. We’ll explore some of the artists and designers who worked with Diaghilev between 1909 and 1929. The credit list of the Ballets Russes’s productions reads like a roll-call of the Parisian avant-garde…
- De Chirico
- Coco Chanel
- and many more!
After the lecture, Nick emails the notes to you for your future reference.
We look forward to seeing you on Monday 2 May at 2pm.