Serge Diaghilev: the Tarantino of Ballet in his times

The exhibit and catalogue pay due attention to Serge Diaghilev the man as well. He was born in Perm to an aristocratic family that eventually lost its fortune. But during his childhood, his stepmother created a cultural biosphere for him in the Northern Urals. "The Diaghilevs did everything possible to reassure themselves there that there were not living in the Wild East but in a province of Europe," Sjeng Sheijen writes in the catalogue. Diaghilev was well trained in all the arts, especially music. / Diaghilev and John Brown, New York, 1916

The exhibit and catalogue pay due attention to Serge Diaghilev the man as well. He was born in Perm to an aristocratic family that eventually lost its fortune. But during his childhood, his stepmother created a cultural biosphere for him in the Northern Urals. "The Diaghilevs did everything possible to reassure themselves there that there were not living in the Wild East but in a province of Europe," Sjeng Sheijen writes in the catalogue. Diaghilev was well trained in all the arts, especially music. / Diaghilev and John Brown, New York, 1916

Collection of Ms. Anna and Mr. Leonid Winestein
National Gallery of Art show “Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music” reveals the powerful role Russian group played in modernism.

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