Link to original 1924 version (original music)
Florine Stettheimer exhibition at the Lenbachhaus Kunstbau, Munich, September 27, 2014-January 4, 2015.
Florine Stettheimer, Self-Portrait, c. 1915-16, oil on canvas, 119.4 x 170.2 cm. Columbia University, New York, & Florine Stettheimer, Soirée or The Studio Party, 1917-19, oil on canvas, 71.8 x 76.2 cm. The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. From Barbara Bloemink, The Life and Art of Florine Stettheimer (Yale University Press: New Haven, 1995), pp. 64 & 97. Edouard Manet, Olympia, 1863, oil on canvas, 130 x 190 cm. Musée d'Orsay, Paris. From Musée d'Orsay.
Orientalist dress at the Dance & Fashion exhibition at The Museum at FIT, New York, September 13, 2014-January 3, 2015, including (front row L to R) three costumes designed by Léon Bakst for the Ballets Russes Schéhérazade from FIT and Ravenscourt Galleries, London, a fancy dress costume designed by Paul Poiret from 1919, and an Yves Saint Laurent ensemble from his 1976 'Russian Collection' inspired by the Ballets Russes. From Kering. (Photo: The Museum at FIT.)
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney at an 'Oriental feast' in Paris in 1913 with Edward Knoblock, Emanuele de Rosales, and Herbert Haseltine, 1913, black and white photograph. From B. H. Friedman, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: A Biography (Doubleday: Garden City, 1978), n.p.
'The climax of the evening was reached when our fair guest of honor, filled with a sudden "Arabian" fire, sprang up, and grasping a huge tambourine, improvised an exotic dance of delightful posturings to which the musicians played an inspired accompaniment, while we three pashas, sprawling on cushions, clapped our hands in rhythm to the music.'
Edward Knoblock, Round the Room (Chapman and Hall: london, 1939), quoted in Friedman, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, p. 324.
Paul Iribe, Nijinsky in Schéhérazade from Nijinsky: Six vers de Jean Cocteau, six dessins de Paul Iribe (Société Générale d'Impression: Paris, 1910), 1910, pen and ink on Japan paper, 31 x 30 cm. From Christie's (11 December 2001 Livres illustres modernes, manuscrits et photographies, Paris).
Georges Lepape, Denise Poiret released from the golden cage at 'The Thousand and Second Night' party, 1911, gouache. From Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton (eds), Poiret, exhibition catalogue, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007, p. 29.
Nikoo Paydar has a PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute, London.