Le Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune....
|....de Claude Debussy.|
|L'Après-midi d'un faune de Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer (1865-1953)|
Et le décor pour Après-midi d'un faune de Leon Bakst (1866-1924)
|The poem L’Après-midi d’un faune was by Stéphane Mallarmé. It is his best-known work and a landmark in the history of symbolism in French literature.|
|The earliest versions of the poem were written between 1865 and 1867, and the final text was not published until 1876. It describes the sensual experiences of a faun who has just woken up from his afternoon sleep, and discusses the dreamlike encounters he has with several nymphs.|
|Mallarmé's poem formed the inspiration for the orchestral work Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy and the ballet L'après-midi d'un faune by Vaslav Nijinsky; each of these works would be of great significance in the development of modernism in the arts.|