Anna Pavlova ( February 12 1881 – January 23, 1931) was a Russian ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th century. She is widely regarded as one of the finest classical ballet dancers in history and was most noted as a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognised for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.
Painting - "French Swing" (2014) by Vladmir Volegov. "Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author's words reverberating in your head.” ― Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies
(1920s) Wow, what an extraordinary photo and dress on the left....I wonder what color and fabric it is? The lady wearing it is a combination of curious and mischievous...with a cheshire smile that is captivating and captures the 1920's....Love the dress...The drop waist is tricky to wear but this one does it justice and the lady wearing it brings it alive!