"Ballet by Degas, Dali and Chagall - Physical Expression in Art" Exhibition

Pola Museum of Art

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Ballet is the art of human physical expression. From its classical to contemporary styles, ballet continues to enthrall people all over the world. Over time, many artists have been impressed by ballet and other forms of dance, and it has proved to be the inspiration for their work. By painting the movement of people who dance and the poses they make, as well as exploring physical beauty, Edgar Degas captured a momentary sense of motion and poise. Marie Laurencin and Marc Chagall worked with ballet stages and clothes.

For this exhibition, the Pola Museum has chosen ballet and dance-themed works of painting, sculpture and craft from its collection with the aim of highlighting the wonder and possibilities that lie within human physical expression. On display will be works by painters such as Degas, Laurencin, Chagall and others; Renee Lalique and Argy-Rousseau, who used dance motifs in their glass crafts; and works by sculptors Emilio Greco and Fazzini. There will also be the first display of designs for stage and costumes which Salvador Dali made for an American ballet group.

•Talk given by the gallery curator
The museum's curator will introduce the exhibition while talking in the lecture hall and the exhibition spaces.
Date: Friday 29th September, Wednesday 18th October, Sunday 3rd December, Sunday 18th February, Sunday 4th March.
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Seats: 30, assigned on a first come, first served basis for each talk.
Charge: Free (However an exhibition ticket valid for that day is required)

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From 2006-09-23 To 2007-03-18

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