The Firebird (From Stravinsky) 1985

Elisabetta Gut, The Firebird (From Stravinksy), 1985; Gift of H.G. Spencer in honor of Lorraine Grace

Work Details

Title
The Firebird (From Stravinsky)
Date
1985
Medium
Paper cutout, wood collage
Dimensions
8 1/2 x 11 x 2 1/4 in.
Credit
Gift of H.G. Spencer in honor of Lorraine Grace
On Display
No

About This Work

This unique artist’s book, like many of Elisabetta Gut's works, is a visual representation of music and dance.

The Firebird evokes the lightness and plumage of a beautiful bird, a figure that animates the flowing music of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s famous ballet, first performed in Paris in 1910. Stravinsky’s Firebird is based on Russian folk tales of a magical, glowing bird that is both a blessing and a curse to its captor. 

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