amamblog:  Richard Avedon is famous for his fashion photographs and charismatic portraits of iconic figures such as Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, Dwight Eisenhower, and The Beatles. Rudolf Nureyev’s Calf, a contact sheet focusing on the dancer’s toned legs, represents Avedon’s technical investigations into human anatomy. Rudolf Nureyev (1938-1993) was a noted Russian ballet dancer and protégé of Alexander Pushkin. Nureyev received his formal training at the prestigious Vaganova Academy in ...

amamblog: Richard Avedon is famous for his fashion photographs and charismatic portraits of iconic figures such as Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, Dwight Eisenhower, and The Beatles. Rudolf Nureyev’s Calf, a contact sheet focusing on the dancer’s toned legs, represents Avedon’s technical investigations into human anatomy. Rudolf Nureyev (1938-1993) was a noted Russian ballet dancer and protégé of Alexander Pushkin. Nureyev received his formal training at the prestigious Vaganova Academy in ...

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Rudolf Nureyev photographed in New York by Cecil Beaton, 1961. @designerwallace
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1951 book 'Ballet' by Serge Lido http://sweetflorencealice.blogspot.com/2010/11/too-cool-for-ballet-school.html

1951 book 'Ballet' by Serge Lido http://sweetflorencealice.blogspot.com/2010/11/too-cool-for-ballet-school.html

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Nureyev  Baryshnikov:  "Baryshnikov didn't get to be Baryshnikov by wasting time trying to be Nureyev."

Nureyev Baryshnikov: "Baryshnikov didn't get to be Baryshnikov by wasting time trying to be Nureyev."

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Rudolf Nureyev, one of the most celebrated ballet dancers of the 20th century, died on January 6, 1993. He is buried in Russian cemetery in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois close to Paris. In 1996 his friends and admirers built a beautiful memorial to him in the shape and colors of the Oriental kilim rugs which Nureyev loved to carry with him. The carpet, designed by his artist friend Ezio Frigerio, is made of mosaic tiles of several shades of red, blue and gold. #cemetery #grave #memorial…

Rudolf Nureyev, one of the most celebrated ballet dancers of the 20th century, died on January 6, 1993. He is buried in Russian cemetery in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois close to Paris. In 1996 his friends and admirers built a beautiful memorial to him in the shape and colors of the Oriental kilim rugs which Nureyev loved to carry with him. The carpet, designed by his artist friend Ezio Frigerio, is made of mosaic tiles of several shades of red, blue and gold. #cemetery #grave #memorial…

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