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"Vaslav Nijinsky (also Vatslav) 12 March 1889/1890–8 April 1950) was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer of Polish descent, cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaslav_Nijinsky#In_fine_arts
"For a short period of time, 1918-19, not long before mental illness completely overtook his life, Vaslav Nijinsky created a small body of drawings and paintings. In contrast to the volumes written about Nijinsky as a dancer / choreographer, there has been only the slightest amount of consideration given to these works.
Nijinsky's art is intimate in scale. Generally the dimensions of the paper he worked on was 30x37 cm or smaller. Although their size is modest, the images are powerful and intensely focused.
Remarkably, these works, which are almost 100 years old, look fresh and current.
Nijinsky’s paintings and drawings have rarely been seen since they were created."
"Nijinsky's drawings are abstract, not realistic or figurative. It is design, very much involved with the circle. This was a fixation of Nijinsky. We know from his diary that he had envisioned a circular stage. He believed the circle was the most perfect form that the human being could create. If you see the drawings isolated you might say it's just the drawing or painting of a mad person. But when you..." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sean-martinfield/profile-choreographer-john-neumeier-nijinsky_b_2718292.html
"...In these works Nijinsky echoed the movement of the dancer’s body in abstract patterns. He based most of his drawings on a circle, a shape he described as “the complete perfect movement.” Even though they may appear spontaneous, these drawings were premeditated: Nijinsky made numerous preparatory sketches for them and created them using a compass."http://inventingabstraction.tumblr.com/post/44880831719/vaclav-nijinsky-untitled-arcs-and-segments