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Dynamic Hieroglyphic of the Bal Tabarin  1912

by Gino Severini

Severini was fascinated by the dancehall as a subject for the opportunity it offered for the depiction of multisensory experience. Here he pictures a woman with brown curls and a white, blue, and pink flounced dress as she dances to music in the Paris nightclub Bal Tabarin. Different elements of the work point to current events—the Arab riding a camel refers to the Turco-I...
© 2018 Gino Severini / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris