Ballets Russes

Maker and role
Artist: Max Pechstein, German, 1881-1955
Year
1912

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Media/materials
Watercolor on paper
Measurements
7 3/4 x 8in (19.7 x 20.3cm)
Credit line
Gift of The Tobin Endowment
Accession number
TL2001.104
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Location
Further information
The sensation of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes 1910 season, Schéhérazade brought Orientalism into the 20th century. Presenting an orgy of color, Léon Bakst's scenery and costumes inspired artists, including the German Expressionist painter Max Pechstein.
Pechstein depicted the moment when the Shah returns and discovers his wives engaged in an orgy with the male slaves. He orders his guards to kill them all.
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