Painters Paintings Zinaida Serebriakova (1884-1967): Ballet Theatre Dressing Room at Snezhinka; Sno…
Painters Work Zinaida Serebriakova (1884-1967): Ballet Theatre Dressing Room at Snezhinka; Snowflakes from Tchaikovsky’s ‘Nutcracker’, 1923, Oil on Canvas, 105 × 85 cm, State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg
Serebriakova’s daughter Tata (Tatyana) started to coach for the ballet within the winter of 1921. In January 1922, the artist wrote to her brother: ‘This winter, we plunged into the world of ballet.” For a few years she went with Tata to the ballet faculty twice per week and made so many sketches and drawings of the dancers there.
Current portray is from the collection reflecting the backstage of Mariinski Theater.
On these work she targeting the comparatively quiet intervals within the altering room, previous to the energetic explosion on stage, when the performers are speaking softly to one another, repeating a step, or getting dressed. She captured the second that the younger ballerinas reworked themselves, with their make-up and costumes, into the long-lasting pictures of swans, snowflakes, sylphs. Sometimes she reveals a bunch of dancers within the wings, awaiting their flip to enter the stage.
Serebriakova is ready to extract masterfully all the probabilities of oil paints and pastels, which allowed her to enact the subtleties of color and concord.
Her ‘Snowflakes from Tchaikovsky’s ‘Nutcracker” focuses on the fantastic thing about the younger dancers’ our bodies within the altering room.
As a rule, she sketched over two days her topics within the altering room of the Tutorial Theatre of Opera and Ballet, after which returned to her studio to work on her composition, on and off verifying to herself the poses and postures of her favorite heroines. ‘I’ve by no means thought concerning the ‘model’ of my oeuvre, however I believe that my fascination with the nice masters has, in fact, had an immense impression on me,’ wrote Zinaida Serebriakova.