Art Appreciation 2022 - Modernism and the Ballet Russes

Art Appreciation 2022 - Pomp and Ceremony

04 May 2022 - 04 August 2022 -
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Jean Cocteau, Natalia Goncharova, Henri Matisse, Derain, Delaunay, Braques, Picasso, de Chirico, Rouault: the list reads as a who’s who of European modernism. Between them, they would go on to design some of the most memorable costumes and sets of the early 20th century: those of the celebrated Ballets Russes. There is no doubt that the Ballets Russes generated some truly exciting collaborative ventures across the arts. Choreographers, composers as well as noted visual artists and designers came together to produce ballets of a kind previously unknown. When the company was born in 1909, its original designers Alexandre Benois, Léon Bakst and Nicholas Roerich combined hues with an intensity hitherto unknown on Western stages. Its final premiere, George Balanchine’s ballet 'The Prodigal Son' in 1929 was designed by Rouault and the sets had the glow of stained-glass windows. In between, great colourists and designers, who were already household names, passed through like a shower of meteorites. The company also established a new audience for ballet and its influence extended beyond a theatre audience to the popular world of fashion, interior design and contemporary art.

Lorraine Kypiotis holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Sydney in Renaissance Studies. She is a Senior lecturer in the Department of Art History and Theory at the National Art School and also the Head of Undergraduate Studies and manages a number of metropolitan, regional and interstate programs. Lorraine is passionate about art, life and travel and has led a number of tours in the Art Gallery Society’s World Art Tour program to Italy.

Lectures will be available for viewing online at your own pace until Thursday 4 August (access instructions will be provided upon booking).

If purchasing tickets on behalf of other attendees, the ticket purchaser is responsible for communicating all correspondence from the Art Gallery Society of NSW to those attendees.

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Single lecture bookings

*Upon booking, ticket holders will receive a link to the online lecture in the ‘Notes’ section of your ticket. There is no view limit on the lecture, however it will be accessible only until the date specified on your ticket
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*The link provided to you is not to be shared or sold on. Your booking constitutes one ticket.
*The Art Gallery Society does not take responsibility for any technical difficulties experienced due to personal device failure and will not issue refunds in this situation
*The link to the lecture will only be available until the date issued on your ticket (single lecture holders). If you miss this viewing window, the Art Gallery Society will not issue refunds in this situation

If purchasing tickets on behalf of other attendees, the ticket purchaser is responsible for communicating all correspondence from the Art Gallery Society of NSW to those attendees.

Proudly sponsored by Renaissance Tours
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