Adolf Bolm in Le Carnaval

Studies from the Russian Ballet

Adolf Bolm in Le Carnaval

1910

Emil Otto Hoppé

(British, 1878-1972)

Halftone photogravure

Image: 19.2 x 14 cm (7 9/16 x 5 1/2 in.); Paper: 20.3 x 14.7 cm (8 x 5 13/16 in.)

Sundry Art - Photography Fund 2019.41

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Bolm, a lead dancer of the Ballets Russes, ended up playing an important role in the development of American ballet as a teacher, performer, and choreographer.

Description

The Carnival, set during a masked ball, uses characters and costumes based on the commedia dell’arte, a form of Italian theatrical comedy in the 16th through 18th centuries. Bolm plays Pierrot the sad clown. His friends make fun of him because he is spurned by Butterfly, with whom he is in love. Emil Otto Hoppé became close friends with Bolm during the London seasons of the Ballets Russes.

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