Artists and the Stage
Artists and the stage
For hundreds of years furnishing the stage was a domain reserved to craftsman. New developments in painting during the early 20th century soon spilled over into the performing arts which itself underwent reform. The seminar provides an overlook of the history of scenography in Europe and concentrates on artists and their stage designs of the early 20th century by dealing with examples by individual artists as well as pioneer performances in drama, opera and ballet. By looking at the interaction of composers, stage directors, choreographers with painters the seminar aims at the characterization of “modern stage design” and the reciprocal influences of fine arts and performing arts.