Ballets Russes “Ode”

Pavel Tchelitchew
  • 3Ballets Russes 30 x 24 in. Unframed


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  • Limited edition of 25
  • Each print is numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity
  • Archival inks and archival paper
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This limited edition large format giclée print of Pavel Tchelitchew’s program cover for the Ballet Russes production of “Ode" is made from a pochoir plate originally published in “Paris 1928 - Librairie Des Arts Décoratifs” a rare portfolio documenting the European Arts Decoratifs from 1920-1936. The original guache for the program cover is now either in a private collection or was destroyed in WW II.

The Ballet Russes, led by impresario Sergei Diaghilev and young ballet master George Balanchine, is considered the greatest ballet company of the 20th century. Tchelitchew's costume and stage design for this same ballet is considered some of the most innovative set design work of its time.

This cover design, a thoughtful composition of dancers made of dots interacting with geometric lines, creates interest through a sense of metamorphosis and the unknown.

Tchelitchew, a Russian-born painter, sculptor, and set designer, continuously experimented with new styles, eventually incorporating multiple style perspectives including notably, elements of surrealism and fantasy in his work.