TänzerinArtist(s)Max SlevogtArtist NationalityGerman (culture or style)Object Creation Date1904, printed 1905Medium & Supportetching and drypoint on paperDimensions
12 9/16 in x 9 3/8 in (31.9 cm x 23.8 cm);22 1/16 in x 18 in (56.1 cm x 45.7 cm);21 in x 16 1/2 in (53.3 cm x 41.9 cm)Credit LineMuseum PurchaseSubject matter
Marietta di Rigardo was a dancer from the Philippines who Slevogt also captured in a painting. From 1907-1911 she was married to Ludwig Thoma, a German author, publisher, editor. The "Schwarze Szenen"
may tell a story that takes place in Latin America or the Southwest United States, inferred from the attire of the figures in the prints such as the man wearing a poncho and a tall, wide-brimmed hat. On the other hand, other figures in the series might suggest that Slevogt was portraying Black people as perhaps the guitar player here or even Marietta with her 'exotic' heritage. Physical Description
A woman dances in the middle of a room with musicians and observers seated behind her and two standing on a balcony. Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaWesternRights
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dances (performance events)
illustrations (layout features)
modern and contemporary art
spectators (event observers)
stringed instruments (musical instruments)