L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Tamara Karsavina

Circa 1916.

Tamara Platonovna Karsavina (March 10, 1885, St. Petersburg – May 26, 1978, Beaconsfield), Russian ballerina, celebrated for her beauty as well as her great artistry, she was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and later, famously, of the Ballets Russes.  After settling in England, she became important as a teacher and one of the founders of modern British ballet.

Photograph by Bertram Park, circa 1910s.
As the Firebird, with Adolph Bolm as Ivan Tsarevich in L'Oiseau de Feu (The Firebird), photographed by Bassano, June 27, 1912.
In an autochrome by Baron Adolph de Meyer, 1908.
With Nijinsky in Le Spectre de la rose, 1911.
In the title role of Thamar, a drawing by John Singer Sargent, 1912.

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