Romantic Ballet -The Romantic Period began in the early nineteenth century & reflected the romantic ideas of art & literature of that time. Following the Classical Period, ballet became a marriage of dynamic technique & dramatic storytelling. This was the birth of the story ballet. The Romantic Era was a time of fantasy, etherealism, supernaturalism & exoticism. The stories of the time dealt with issues of good vs. evil, man vs. nature & society vs. the supernatural. Men supported the…
Greek oil flask (lekythos) in the form of a winged Persian dancer, Late Classical Period, first half of the 4th century B.C. / A winged woman dancing a special dance (the Greeks called it oklasma) associated with the cult of Dionysos. She kneels on her right knee on a spool base. She wears an eastern (also called Persian, “Oriental”) costume with a tiara, tights from wrists to ankles, a belted chiton over the tights and shoes
CLASSICAL PERIOD OF GREECE; Erechtheion, 421-405 BC #Caryatids are female figures serving as supports. Their name is most likely taken from the young women of Sparta who danced every year in honour of Artemis Karyatis ('Artemis of the Walnut Tree). In 1801 one of the caryatids and the north column of the east porch together with the overlying section of the entablature were removed by Lord Elgin in order to decorate his Scottish mansion, and were later sold to the British Museum.#
Two-handled jar (amphora). Greek, Early Classical Period, about 470 B.C. the Briseis Painter. Side A: Maenad (a female devotee of Dionysus, the god of wine) dances while a balding satyr plays the double-pipes. She wears a chiton and a panther-skin. She is doing the "wing-dance", in which the maenad holds the inside of her sleeves and twirls like a dervish. The satyr is nude and he has human feet. Both wear wreaths of ivy.