The centennial of "The Rite of Spring", Ballets Russes

Roerich also wrote: "I remember how, during the first public performance, the public hissed and shouted so much that nothing could be heard. Who knows, perhaps at that very moment the people were in a state of inner exaltation, expressing their feelings like the most primitive tribe." The idea of the primitivist purity of arts' perception affected all the 20th and 21st century art. // The decorations for the first "Rite of spring", 1913

Roerich also wrote: "I remember how, during the first public performance, the public hissed and shouted so much that nothing could be heard. Who knows, perhaps at that very moment the people were in a state of inner exaltation, expressing their feelings like the most primitive tribe." The idea of the primitivist purity of arts' perception affected all the 20th and 21st century art. // The decorations for the first "Rite of spring", 1913

Nicholas Roerich

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