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Spencer GORE | 'The mad Pierrot' ballet at the Alhambra (Ballet-Alhambra)

GORE, Spencer
England 1878 – 1914
frequent trips to Spain and France after 1902
'The mad Pierrot' ballet at the Alhambra (Ballet-Alhambra) 1911
oil on canvas
49.4 (h) x 51.2 (w) cm
private collection

Between 1903 and 1912, equipped with a small notebook, Gore spent every Monday and Thursday night at the Alhambra Theatre, where he made sketches of the stage and orchestra pit, always from the same seat. In ‘The mad Pierrot’ ballet at the Alhambra he created a dynamic image by dividing the painting into three triangular areas, with the line of footlights cutting diagonally across the image, counterpoised by the diagonals of the dancers’ arms and the sheets of music.

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