Curtain Design for the Ballet "Les Noces"

Natalia Sergeyevna Goncharova, French (born Russia), 1881 - 1962

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
1915

Medium:
Opaque watercolor over graphite on board

Dimensions:
Image: 18 1/2 x 27 3/4 inches (47 x 70.5 cm) Sheet (board): 21 1/4 x 28 7/8 inches (54 x 73.3 cm)

Copyright:
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

* Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Special Exhibition Gallery, ground floor (Berman Gallery)

Accession Number:
1941-79-96

Credit Line:
Gift of Christian Brinton, 1941

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Label:
Goncharova’s designs for the 1914 ballet-opera Le Coq d’Or (The Golden Cockerel) were considered a radical assault on cultured tastes. The jarring color, crude drawing, and ornamental exuberance of her décors exploded onto the stage with the ribald revelry of a peasant festival. Describing a village wedding, Les Noces was to be a follow-up to the sensational success of Le Coq d’Or, but it was finally staged only in 1923 in a completely revised form. Two firebirds of folk legend escort the wedding cortege on this curtain design.


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