Designs for Nijinsky Boxed Notecards
• 20 blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
• Printed in full color on recycled paper with soy based inks
• High-quality 250 gsm card stock
• Soft white envelopes
• Pomegranate's notecard sets feature exclusive selections of art from museums and artists around the world
Published with The British Library
Box size: 5.375 x 7.375 x 1.5 in.
Card size: 5 x 7 in.
Vaslav Nijinsky (Russian, 1890–1950) is widely considered the greatest male dancer of the 20th century. A star of Russia’s Imperial Ballet School while still in his teens, he came to Paris in 1909 to perform with Sergei Diaghilev’s famed Ballets Russes. Georges Barbier (French, 1882–1932) was one of the most famous commercial artists of the Art Deco era. When Nijinsky began performing with Ballets Russes, Barbier became an immediate fan. In 1913 he published the limited-edition album Dessins sur les danses de Vaslav Nijinsky (Designs on the Dances of Vaslav Nijinsky), which included 12 pochoir prints of ballet dancers that were imbued with flowing lines, exotic settings and costumes, and a sense of effortless grace. This notecard assortment reproduces four plates from that album.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
Le pavillon d’Armide, 1913
L’oiseau de feu (The Firebird), 1913
Nijinsky as the Golden Slave in Shéhérazade, 1913
Nijinsky as a faun in L’aprés-midi d’un faune, 1913