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PICASSO'S "PARADE": FROM STREET TO STAGE -- BALLET BY JEAN COCTEAU, SCORE BY ERIK SATIE, CHOREOGRAPHY BY LEONIDE MASSINE. Deborah Menaker Rothschild. Drawing Center, New York, 1991. Published in association with Sotheby's Publications, Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd, London. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York. 280 pp. with 256 ills. (17 col.). 29 x 25 cm. LC 90-63717 ISBN 0856673927 In English.
Highlights some 64 drawings and watercolors lent by the Musee Picasso in Paris, representing the Cubist-inspired designs for costumes and sets created by Picasso for the original production of Parade (1917), Jean Cocteau's radical one-act ballet fantasy which marked the introduction of modernism to ballet decor and ushered in a distinctly French phase of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Presenting full-page reproductions of the designs for the collaborative project along with documentary photographs and numerous reference illustrations, the catalogue features eleven scholarly essays which include discussions of Satie's score and Massine's choreography, detailed descriptions of the ballet's origins, characters, costumes, decor and overture curtain (Picasso's largest painted work), and examinations of the "vulgar" allusions to popular circus and music hall performers which sparked public outrage at the premiere of the piece.
Artist(s):Picasso, Pablo
Indexing: Western, Europe — France, Spain — 1900-1945 — Drawing and Watercolor — Theater Arts
Plans: 01,05,07,13,17
Worldwide Number: 023052
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