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Nathalie GONTCHAROVA (1881-1962)
Aquarelle et gouache sur traits de crayons noirs
Signé en bas à gauche
Succession de Jeanne Schwarz (1887-1970) et Solange Schwarz (1910-2000), danseuses étoiles à l’Opéra de Paris

H : 50 cm ; L : 32,5 cm

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Watercolor by Nathalie Gontcharova, Ballet Costume, France, Art Deco, 1920s

Beautiful watercolor by Nathalie Gontcharova (1881-1962) representing a ballet costume. Watercolor with black pen. Signed bottom left. Belonged to Jeanne Schwarz (1887-1970) and Solange Schwarz (1910-2000) who were principal ballet dancers at the Paris Opera. Nathalie Gontcharova was born Russian and then emigrated to Paris with her husband Larionov . Both were key founders of the Rayonism art movement . She (as well as her husband) designed many costumes for Serge Diaghileff Russian Ballet in the 1920’s. She was one of the main artist of the Russian and French Avant-Gardes.