Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lausanne 1915

Leonide Massine and designers Natalia Gontcharova, Mikhail Larionov and Leon Bakst surround Igor Stravinsky at Bellerive, Serge Diaghilev’s rented estate near Lausanne, in July 1915.

The front lines were barely 100 miles away from this summer idyll, and July 1915 was the same month in which Germany launched its “Triple Offensive” and introduced the flamethrower into battle.

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