1977 Original Picasso Exhibition Poster, Le Train Bleu, Ballets Russes de Diaghilev

Date: 1977
Size:  16 x 23.75 inches
Notes: Poster, unlined
Artist: Picasso, Pablo

About the Poster: "At the beginning of the 20th century a pioneering ballet company from Russia directed by the Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev traveled across several countries in Europe and America. Their performances revolutionized the genre of dance and [...] some of the best artists at the time collaborated to make the Ballets Russes one of the most avant-garde companies in the world. The techniques and abilities of dancers, choreographers and composers such as Nijinsky, Balanchine, Stravinsky or Prokofiev, joined the talents of designers and painters like Coco Channel, Sonia Delaunay, Henri Matisse … and Pablo Picasso." (Berta Corredor, blog.spainculture.us)

This front cloth of two giantesses was designed by Picasso in 1924 for the Ballet Russes's Le Train Bleu. Prince Alexander Schervashidze completed the work by painting the women based on Picasso's preparatory sketches.

About the Artist: Pablo Picasso is probably the most important figure of 20th century in terms of art and art movements that occurred over this period. Before the age of 50, the Spanish-born artist had become the most well known name in modern art, with the most distinct style and eye for artistic creation. Prior to Picasso, there had been no other artists who had such an impact on the art world or had a mass following of fans and critics as he did.