A Soaring of the Imagination!
Cradled wood panel-assemblage: collage graphics, paper flowers, three paper ballerina cutouts, lace fabric, milk (casein) embossed painted decorative rag board.
20″ x 16 x 1½”
Satin White Finished Wood
21″ x 17″ x 2″
Note: Photographic Sources: (top left) Swan Lake, Metropolitan Opera House. N.Y. Times, Dance Review, 6.14. 2017 & (top right) Ballerina Irina Baronova (1919-2008). Obituary: N.Y. Times, 7.2.2008. Reproduced ballerina paper cut outs by Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Google source: “A Soaring of the Imagination.”
My first exposure with Swan Lake was performed by the Bolshoi Ballet (streamed in) at the Peterborough Players, January 25, 2015. The performance of the “Little Swans” (four not three) was the choreographed impetus for my artwork titled: “Flights of Fancy / A Soaring of the Imagination.”
Additional Artwork Information:
(1.) P. Tchaikosky (Swan Lake, Premiere,1895). Swan Lake Ballerinas, American Theater at the Metropolitan Opera House. Source: New York Times, June 14, 2017. (2.) Anonymous engraving of a young ballerina. (3.) F. Chopin (Swan Lake Premiere,1909). Ballerina, Irina Baronova (1919-2008), Les Sylphides,” at the Metropolitan Opera House. Source: New York Times, July 2, 2008. (4.) Three cutout ballet dancers from a painting by Edgar Degas (1834-1917), published by Quotable Notables Cards, 2006.