Swan Lake (1876)Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Vaslav Nijinsky Afternoon of a Faun (1912)Music by Claude Debussy (1894)
Luigi Russolo Macchina Tipografica (1914)Remington Standard 10 (1913)
Gertrude SteinTender Buttons [Chicken] (1914)CHICKEN.Pheasant and chicken, chicken is a peculiar third.CHICKEN.Alas a dirty word, alas a dirty third alas a dirty third, alasa dirty bird.CHICKEN.Alas a doubt in case of more go to say what it is cress.What is it. Mean. Why. Potato. Loaves.CHICKEN.Stick stick call then, stick stick sticking, sticking with achicken. Sticking in a extra succession, sticking in.
James Joyce, From A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1914)Once upon a time and a very good time it wasthere was a moocow coming down along the roadand this moocow that was coming down along theroad met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo…His father told him that story: his father looked athim through a glass: he had a hairy face.He was baby tuckoo. The moocow came down theroad where Betty Byrne lived: she sold lemon platt.
World War 1 (1914-1918) Allied PowersIncluding England, France, Russia, Italy, and the United States Central Powers Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria
T.S. Eliot, From The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1920)I grow old … I grow old …I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.I do not think that they will sing to me.I have seen them riding seaward on the wavesCombing the white hair of the waves blown backWhen the wind blows the water white and black.We have lingered in the chambers of the seaBy sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brownTill human voices wake us, and we drown.
Henri MatisseOdalisque with Arms Raised (1923)