Silk Scarve Degas Lavander

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Dance: the new Gunia Project headscarf collection
While preparing a new collection of silk scarves, the creators of the Gunia Project decided to study the events of 120 years ago and were inspired by a series of works by Edgar Degas in 1899. World-famous Russian Dancers are a brilliant example of impressionism and historical incident, also well-known to art critics: Ukrainian artists are depicted on the canvases.
They could be seen by the artist ( The artist could see them) in Paris during performances in one of the local Théâtre des Variétés shows. The trend for eastern Europe started after the establishment of the Franco-Russian alliance in 1891. Colorful ensembles seemed exotic for Paris. It was perceived as a unified cultural import from the territory of the Russian Empire, which included the lands of present-day Ukraine.
Performers of folklore dance replenished the gallery of Degas dancers, whom he was fond of for artistic reasons in the desire to "portray wonderful fabrics and capture the movement." The artist believed that in "Russian Dancers" he portrayed an "orgy of color."
The new collection of silk scarves Gunia Project used the technical solutions of the artist. Silhouettes of dancers he painted with charcoal, the works themselves with pastel. The four options for the Gunia Project print are a selection from the rich Degas palette, on top of which is a white line that resembles a chalk drawing.
“We were very inspired by this story. It has everything we love. This is the artistic potential of folk culture, which we interpret in our collections. A story that is interesting to find and “tell”, but in a visual language which is accessible to us. And, of course, the temptation to participate in the restoration of history. We won’t change the facts, but we can indicate the fact of appropriation, ”said Natalya Kamenskaya and Maria Gavrilyuk.
A series of scarves comes in silk, in one size 100x100 and is supposed to be a thing with repeated use as an accessory and a panel for the interior.