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Costume for a "Mourner," by Henri Matisse, from the ballet, "Song of the Nightingale," 1925

Lush Life, Part II – When Art Danced with Music: Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes: 1909 – 1929

Readers of this blog may remember that my first posting about this remarkable show at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, ended on a poignant note: that Vasiliev Nijinsky had been institutionalized for schizophrenia, never to dance again. Pondering this sad loss, you leave his tortured drawing, “A Mask,” and walk up the […]

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