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Diaghilev’s Designers: the Second Generation

Start Date 15 November 1986
End Date 14 June 1987
Venue National Gallery of Australia
Location Kamberri/Canberra, Australia

This exhibition focuses on theatre costumes designed by six major artists: Sonia Delaunay, André Derain, Henri Matisse, Natalia Gontcharova, Pavel Tchelitchev and Giorgio de Chirico. Engaged by Serge Diaghilev to produce sets and costumes for his company Les Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev, these men and women were responsible for some of the most spectacular episodes in the history of stage design.


An essay linked to the exhibition, can be read here: .