Talking Points: Serge Lifar

A collection of imagery and sources designed to explore the work of choreographer and painter, Serge Lifar.

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Serge Lifar

Serge Lifar was a famous dancer and choreographer born in 1905. Throughout his career as a dancer and choreographer he kept drawings and sketches of the dancers and movements he would choreograph. Later in life he devoted himself to painting.

Enter the Pocket Gallery of Google Arts and Culture to explore some of Serge’s works in 3D.

Find more of Lifar’s paintings here to discuss with the class using questions below.

Questions to Ask Children

Describe what you can see in the paintings.

How has Lifar used colour in his paintings? Why do you think he chose those colours?

Describe the lines you can see. How has Lifar used line to achieve a sense of movement in his paintings?

What do you like/dislike about the painting?

How does the painting make you feel? Why?

Which is your favourite painting and why?

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