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№ 35

Costume design for the production "Boris Godunov": Tsarevna.

Author: Dobuzhinsky Mstislav Valerianovich

Year – First third of XX century.
Size – 33х24.
Technique – Watercolour on paper.

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№ 244

Waltzing dancer with garlands. Costume design for the "Sleeping Beauty."

Author: Benois Alexander Nikolaevich

Year – 1953.
Size – 24,5х15,9.
Technique – Mixed media on paper.

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№ 24

Sketch for the theatrical production of The Cossacks troops M.I.Platova in Paris: Three girls at the window.

Author: Dobuzhinsky Mstislav Valerianovich

Year – 1926.
Size – 55,3х77,5.
Technique – Mixed media on paper.

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№ 9

Sketch for the theatrical production of The Cossacks troops M.I.Platova in Paris: Three girls at the window.

Author: Dobuzhinsky Mstislav Valerianovich

Year – 1926.
Size – 55,3х77,5.
Technique – Mixed media on paper.

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№ 10

Costume design for the movie "Asya". Peignoir.

Author: Almedingen Boris Alekseevich

Year – 1927.
Size – 36х27.
Technique – Mixed media on paper.

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№ 11

Costume design for the movie "Asya".Eveningdress.

Author: Almedingen Boris Alekseevich

Year – 1927.
Size – 36х27.
Technique – Mixed media on paper.

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№ 12

Costume design for the production "Les Noces de Psyche": A doctor accompanying Minerva.

Author: Benois Alexander Nikolaevich

Year – 1928.
Size – 22,2х14,6.
Technique – Pencil, ink and watercolor, heightened with gouache, silver and gold, on paper.

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№ 13

Radicalism, opportunism, constitution.

Author: Marquet Albert

Year – The 1st half of the 20th century.
Size – 33,5х22,7.
Technique – Mixed media on paper.

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№ 14

Costume design for the movie "Asya". Guests.

Author: Almedingen Boris Alekseevich

Year – 1927.
Size – 36.5х27.5.
Technique – Mixed media on paper.

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№ 15

Costume design for the theater production of "Bolero."

Author: Benois Alexander Nikolaevich

Year – First third of XX century.
Size – 19х11,5.
Technique – Pencil on paper.

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№ 16

Sketch for the theatrical production "Petrushka".

Author: Benois Alexander Nikolaevich

Year – The first half of the twentieth century.
Size – 22х15.
Technique – Mixed media on paper.

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№ 30

Costume design for the production "Les Noces de Psyche": Minerva.

Author: Benois Alexander Nikolaevich

Year – 1928.
Size – 22,5х5х15,2.
Technique – Pencil, ink and watercolor, heightened with gouache, silver and gold, on paper.

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№ 4

Costume design for the play "Queen of the May."

Author: Golovin Aleksandr Yakovlevich

Year – Early of XX century.
Size – 31,5х22,8.
Technique – Watercolour, gouache, ink, pen on paper.

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№ 33

Costume design for the play "Queen of the May."

Author: Golovin Aleksandr Yakovlevich

Year – Early of XX century.
Size – 30х22.
Technique – Watercolour, gouache, ink, pen on paper.

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№ 20

Lady with a Fan. Costume design for the opera P.I. Tchaikovsky's "Queen of Spades."

Author: Dobuzhinsky Mstislav Valerianovich

Year – Early XX century.
Size – 30х22,3.
Technique – Mix media on paper.

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№ 6

Nizhinskiy V.F. Sketch for the ballet "Parsley".

Author: Benois Alexander Nikolaevich

Year – The first half of the twentieth century.
Size – 24х29.
Technique – Paper, ink, pen.

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№ 21

Costume design for the production "Sleeping Beauty": The fairy Lilac".

Author: Benois Alexander Nikolaevich

Year – 1953.
Size – 24,5х15,9.
Technique – Pencil on paper.

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№ 38

Fairies of dolls. A series of 12 costume sketches.

Author: Bakst Lev Samoylovich

Size – 14,2x9,3.
Technique – Color lithography.

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№ 22

Costume design for the ballet "Bolero."

Author: Benois Alexander Nikolaevich

Year – 1928.
Size – 22х16.
Technique – Pencil on paper.

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№ 23

German costume sketch for ballet II Schwartz "Eve" scenario A. Belinsky, the novel I.S. Turgenev. Leningrad Malyi Theatre.

Author: Bruni Tatiana Georgievna

Year – 1960.
Size – 26,8х18,8.
Technique – Gouache on paper.

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№ 27

Costume design for the opera chef "Love for Three Oranges" S.S. Prokofiev.

Author: Dobuzhinsky Mstislav Valerianovich

Year – 1949.
Size – 34,2х26,8.
Technique – Pencil on paper.

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№ 1

Theatrical costume sketch.

Author: Zhedrinskiy Vladimir Ivanovich

Year – 1930s.
Size – 29,3×22,5.
Technique – Lead pencil, watercolor on paper.

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№ 7

Costume sketch. Zarema (ballet The Fountain of Bakhchisarai).

Author: Unknown author

Year – 1927.
Size – 25.5х14.5.
Technique – Mixed media on paper.

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№ 8

Costume sketch. Khan Gerey (ballet The Fountain of Bakhchisarai).

Author: Unknown author

Year – 1927.
Size – 25.5х17.
Technique – Mixed media on paper.

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№ 17

Sketch of a theatrical costume.

Author: Bilinskiy Boris Konstantinovich

Year – 1930s.
Size – 33,9×23,5.
Technique – Lead pencil, watercolor on paper.

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№ 18

Girl. Theatrical costume.

Author: Ushin Nikolay Alekseevich

Year – 1930s.
Size – 24х15.
Technique – Gouache, ink on paper.

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№ 39

Costume design for "Soldier".

Author: Unknown author

Size – 29,5х19,5.
Technique – Watercolor on paper.

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№ 247

Author: Bakst Lev Samoylovich

Size – 32,5×24.

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№ 5

Lot of 5 sketches of theatrical costumes for the opera Lakme Leo Delibes.

Author: Siidova Izzet Ali Kyzi

Year – 1940s.
Size – 29,5×20,7.
Technique – Gouache on paper.

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№ 19

Sketch of theatrical scenery.

Author: Ryndin Vadim Fyodorovich

Year – 1950s.
Size – 32х43 см.
Technique – Pencil on paper.

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This section presents graphic arts that are connected with theater and scenography. The Sovkom gallery has a large collection of works created by Russian and foreign masters for theater and cinema.

Scenography. This is the art of creating the visual image of the performance using costumes, stage equipment, lighting and stage settings. Scenography uses the means of painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts to develop the content and style of a theatrical performance, increasing its impact on the viewer. The development of scenography is connected to the development of fine arts, theater and playwriting. Elements of theatrical art developed from the most ancient games and customs: masks, costumes, etc. By the 5th century B. C., the theater of Ancient Greece, besides skene, also had three-dimensional stage sets, which in the Hellenistic era were combined with the pictorial ones. The theatrical principles of the Ancient Greece were adopted by the Ancient Roman theater, which started using a curtain.

Russian scenography buy. Russian theatrical graphic arts buy. Russian scenography of the first decades of the 20th century is one of the most vivid pages in the history of the world art. Many Russian artists that worked for the domestic theatrical scene became known in Europe due to Diaghilev’s Russian Seasons, and later continued working for the theater after they emigrated.

As a result, their artistic heritage became dispersed between multiple foreign museum and private collections. The collection of the Sovkom gallery includes a large archive of the works of theatrical and scene graphic arts. These are sketches of costumes and stage sets, portraits of actors.

The great Russian graphic artistsare represented in our collection by the theatre-related works of B. A. Almedingen, A. N. Benois, M. V. Dobuzhinsky. Their works are characterized by exceptional picturesqueness and fine skill in reproducing the character and style of art of different eras. These artists participated in the tours of Russian opera and ballet in Paris organized by S. P. Diaghilev since 1907 (Russian Seasons abroad) and were inspired by the idea of a harmonious unity of dance, music, dramatic plot and figurative embodiment through plastique. Stage sets that they created were noted for their amazing combination of picturesqueness, fantasy, good taste and coloristic integrity of the costumes and stage environment, thus helping to revitalize scenography abroad as well as within the country.


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