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This unique, handmade brooch is created by pop surrealist Mark Ryden, who designed the otherworldly sets and costumes for American Ballet Theatre’s Whipped Cream.
It features a fanciful image of his drawing, “Daisy,” from his "The Gay Nineties West" exhibition.
Seen through a framed, oval-shaped dome of mineral crystal, the brooch has a solid metal back, custom stamped with the artist’s logo and a safety pin-style attachment. The brooch comes in a black velvet pouch and box with a certificate of authenticity.
A whimsical one-of-a-kind piece, this brooch celebrates the tremendously talented artists onstage and off who bring to life this brilliant interpretation of Richard Strauss’s original 1924 composition.
- Mineral crystal & metal
- Safety pin style attachment
- Custom stamped artist’s logo on back
- 1 ½” W x 3/8" D x 2” L
- Black velvet pouch & box with certificate of authenticity included
In classic or contemporary ballet, dancing may tell a story, express a mood, or simply reflect the music in movement. Ballet as part of staged performances originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th and 16th centuries and from there spread to France. The creation of classical ballet as we know it today occurred during the reign of the art-loving French king Louis XIV in the mid-17th century. During the Romantic era, ballet technique evolved to express new ideas, most notably with women dancing en point, or on their toes, allowing them to appear weightless and otherworldly.
Among the choreographers who helped bring ballet into the modern age by exploring new visual and dramatic styles are George Balanchine, Antony Tudor and—bridging the worlds of classical dance and Broadway—Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins.
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