11 paintings of ballet through the eyes of Russian artists

Diaghilev collaborated with Natalia Goncharova (1881—1962), Nikolas Roerich (1874—1947), Aleksandr Benois (1870—1960), Zinaida Serebryakova (1884-1967), and many other Russian painters. They not only created ballet scenery, but also self-sufficient works of art that left traces in global culture / Russian ballet, Konstantin Somov, 1910

Diaghilev collaborated with Natalia Goncharova (1881—1962), Nikolas Roerich (1874—1947), Aleksandr Benois (1870—1960), Zinaida Serebryakova (1884-1967), and many other Russian painters. They not only created ballet scenery, but also self-sufficient works of art that left traces in global culture / Russian ballet, Konstantin Somov, 1910

Konstantin Somov
Artists have often addressed the topic of Russian ballet: the pose, movement, and plasticity of ballerinas have inspired the creation of some genuine masterpieces. Fine arts and dance mutually enriched each other throughout the twentieth century: in many respects it was painting that introduced and endeared Russian ballet to the world.

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