Anna Pavlowa

Object Details

Title:

Anna Pavlowa

Artist/Maker(s):

Arnold Genthe (American, 1869 - 1942)

Culture:

American

Date:

about 1915

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

33.5 x 25.2 cm (13 3/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

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The Russian ballerina Anna Pavlowa (or Pavlova) so greatly admired Arnold Genthe's work that she made the unusual decision to visit his studio, rather than have him come to her rehearsals. The resulting portrait of the prolific dancer, leaping in mid-air, is the only photograph to capture Pavlowa in free movement. Genthe regarded this print as one of the best dance photographs he ever made.

Exhibitions
Dance in Photography (February 2 to March 28, 1999)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), February 2 to March 28, 1999
Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity (April 3 to September 2, 2012)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), April 3 to September 2, 2012