With beautiful dancing, costumes, and music by Tchaikovsky, America fell in love with Serenade and it is still admired today as classic American ballet. Balanchine turned his focus back to the European aesthetic classic values and really embodied these in his choreography. He believed that simplicity created beauty and thought that movement was the most important element in any ballet. You can see this simplicity in the staging, costume and scenery in Serenade. He created live geometry with his incredible use of space, and created long lines and beautiful movement that was very light, free and quick.
Known as one of the most popular of the Ballet Russes, the production Petrushka, choreographed by Michel Fokine with music composed by Igor Stravinsky, presents an unconventional approach to ballet in the early 1900’s. Fokine combined his ballet experience and knowledge of the dramatic arts to design a highly stimulating production that’s influence has allowed many dance academies to continually perform. The four scene ballet tells the story of love and jealousy between three puppets at a fair in St. Petersburg, Russia. Petrushka professes his love to the Ballerina, but she rejects him for the Moor instead, initiating jealousy. Provoking the Moor to a battle, Petrushka is finally killed by the Moor’s sword.
Indeed it first switches between the bouquet on the museum bench and the identical flower piece in the painting, and then it switches between Madeleine’s curl of hair and the identical curl of hair on the painted portrait. Madeleine turns out to be like an artistic creation herself as is the portrait of Carlotta Valdes. This technique makes it look like the painting is leaking on her, transforming her into Carlotta. Scottie can be associated with the painter of the portrait as he transforms Judy into a kind of Madeleine who answers his fantasy: the image of Carlotta because Scottie is more mesmerised by the painting than he is by Madeleine.
In 1672, the Academie Royale de Musique de Dance known as Paris Opera established by King Louis 14th. Pierre Beauchamp, the head dancing-master, improved ballet technique by inventing the five position of ballet which remained as the foundation of ballet until today. During the lesson, females are wearing light pink or flesh colored tights and leotard, and ,ales are wearing dark colored tights and close-fitting shirt. Some students are wearing unitard, a wear which consists of tights and leotard to see their outline. All dancers wear soft shoes called flats.
The image depicts six tea cups and saucers bought from a local Woolworths store to use for her Studio Coffee breaks to replace older. The teacups and saucers are lit to form shadows that suggest the form of ballet dancers. The angular handles suggest the arms are akimbo (hands are on the hips and elbows are bowed outwards) which lead to the idea of ballerinas dancing. The strong backlighting creates dramatic tonal contrasts and shadows. The main focus of ‘Teacup Ballet’ is the arrangement of the 6 teacups and saucers on the table, which are illuminated by a lit backdrop.
Simple colors and just using pastels and charcoal shows that the artist put a lot of thought into this image. Using pastels, the artist wanted to bring the picture to life, and using charcoal makes it seem the artist wanted to suggest a mix emotions about why she is sitting down. Blending the soft, light colors of blue, white, brown, etc. gives an airy sense of childlike appearance. Some of the lines on the young dancer’s dress makes one believe the artist wanted the picture to be for young dancers like the one shown.
The assurance of freedom of choreographic choice by members of the theatre also directed to a highly distinguished awareness of the choreographic process, which was a guide to the creation of spontaneous, unpredictable dances that through parody, movement quotation, comparisons of styles, and verbal observation produced countless questions about dance and the choreography within the dance form. Questions of technique and its precision were thought of as less important to the work in Judson Dance theatre. This idea of having unprofessional performers gave the performances a basic, unprompted appearance, reducing the split between performer and observer. This idea is evident in Rauschenberg’s performances when he performs in his own choreographed pieces; this can be shown in Rauschenberg’s Pelican (1963), a piece which was the beginning of his choreographed pieces. Done in an old CBS TV studio, NY, throughout the First New York Theatre Rally in May 1965.
I was seeing painting after painting in the museum and they all looked the same to me. As it came to the end of the tour I was worried I wouldn’t have an image I actually wanted to talk about, then something about the way this was painted made me fall in love with the painting. I'm not usually the person that falls in love with a painting and imagines all the things it could mean but when I saw the clarity of Roman Courtship and the colors I knew that this was the painting I wanted to talk about. Another work I saw in the Ringling that caught my eye was Circe Entertaining Odysseus at a Banquet by Italian artist Giovanni Paolo Panini. This painting is an Oil on Canvas made in about 1718-19.
I chose to write about Jim Germaux’s Parallel Play because it evokes beauty in a unique way using pattern, line, and color Germaux’s Parallel Play exemplifies beauty through eye-catching pattern. Each piece of this collection uses an arrangement of circles in a manner that is organized and yet spontaneous. The location of each circle is unpredictable, but the way the Germaux arranges the circles in his painting, side-by-side in no particular order, creates a sense of movement and playfulness that is attractive to the viewer’s eye. The viewer is drawn in by the mass quantity of these circles and is then challenged to look upon the spontaneity of the arrangement, and to try to find familiar patterns within. Germaux is making the viewer move his or her eyes over the circle pattern in several directions creating a commotion that pulls the viewer into the composition in such an effective way that is beautiful.
To begin, an artist has a powerful tool at their disposal in regards to the colors they utilize in their paintings and the meanings they can represent. Different shades of colors can represent a plethora of moods, tones, feelings, and even characteristics. One such artist who utilizes this is Paul Woodroffe, an artist who illustrated Amy Steedman’s rendition of Cinderella in Nursery Tales. In this painting there is a real stress between Cinderella and surprisingly the fairy godmother. Woodroffe painted Cinderella in the forefront of the image surrounded by light colors not only in her clothing but from the light of the fireplace as well.