Russian Avant-garde Theatre: War Revolution and Design

Radical designs for theatrical productions by celebrated figures of the Russian Avant-garde. On view will be set and costume designs conceived between 1913 and 1933 by leading artists and designers
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Alexander Rodchenko: Costume design for the Chansonette for We (unrealised), 1919. Graphite pencil, ink, tempera, quill, drafting pen, gouache on paper. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, Moscow

1919 Costume design for the Chansonette for We (unrealised) by PHOTOMONTAGE by Aleksandr Mikhailovich Rodchenko (Russian

Artur Liandsberg: Costume Design for the Patron of Philanthropic Institutions for Inspector General produced at the Press House, Leningrad, 1927. Watercolor, gouache on paper. St. Petersburg Museum of Theatre and Music, St. Petersburg

Artur Liandsberg: Costume Design for the Patron of Philanthropic Institutions for Inspector General produced at the Press House, Leningrad, Watercolor, gouache on paper. Petersburg Museum of Theatre and Music, St.

Konstantin Vialov: Costume Design for Stenka Razin produced at the Theatre of Revolution, Moscow, 1924. Graphite pencil, Indian ink, quill, gouache, collage on paper. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, Moscow

Konstantin Vialov: Costume Design for Stenka Razin produced at the Theatre of Revolution, Moscow,

Varvara Stepanova: Costume design for Tarelkin for The Death of Tarelkin produced at at the Meierkhold Theatre, Moscow, 1922. Pencil, ink, gouache, whitening on paper. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, Moscow

Varvara Stepanova - Costume Design for Tarelkins Death 1922

Sergei Eisenstein: Set design for Macbeth produced at the Central Educational Theatre, Moscow, 1921-22. Graphite pencil, watercolor on paper.  Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, Moscow

Sergei Eisenstein: Set design for Macbeth produced at the Central Educational Theatre, Moscow, Graphite pencil, watercolor on paper.

Alexander Rodchenko: Costume Design for Figure in Overall and Gas Mask for The Bed Bug produced at the Meierkhold Theatre, Moscow, 1929. Ink, pencil, quill, whitening, pencil, pastel on black paper on paper. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, Moscow

Alexander Rodchenko, Costume design for Bedbug, 1929

Vladimir Tatlin: Costume Designs for the Archers for the Life for the Tsar (unrealised), 1913-15. Pencil, India ink and gouache on cardboard. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, Moscow

Vladimir Tatlin, costume design for Life for the Tsar, Photograph: AA Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum

Anatolii Petritsky: Costume design for Volleyball Players for The Footballer produced at the Kharkov Opera Theatre 1929. Graphite pencil, watercolor, tempera, ink, drafting pen on paper. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, Moscow

in fact Anatolii Petritsky was Ukrainian artis! Costume design for Volleyball Players for The Footballer produced at the Kharkiv (now Ukraine!) Opera Theatre Graphite pencil, watercolor, tempera, ink, drafting pen on paper.

Liubov Popova: Set Model (1967 reconstruction) for The Magnanimous Cuckold produced at the Meierkhold Theatre, Moscow, 1922. Gouache, wood and metal.  Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, Moscow

V&A Russian avant garde lyubov popova set magnanimous cuckold

Alex Khvostenko-Khvostov: Set design for Mystery-Bouffe: A Heroic, Epic and Satirical Depiction of Our Epoch produced at the Heroic Theatre, Kharkov, 1921. Pencil, gouache, collage on cardboard.   Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, Moscow

Alex Khvostenko-Khvostov: Set design for Mystery-Bouffe: A Heroic, Epic and Satirical Depiction of Our Epoch produced at the Heroic Theatre, Kharkov,

El Lissitzky: Costume design for the Sportsmen from the portfolio “Die Plastische Geschtaltung der Elektro-Mechanischen Schau “Sieg über die Sonne” for Victory over the Sun (unrealised), 1923. Lithograph on paper. St. Petersburg Museum of Theatre and Music, St. Petersburg

Design for the Sportsmen, El Lissitsky, 1923

Ignatii Nivinsky: Set Design for the Throne Room for Princess Turandot produced at the Vakhtangov Theatre, Moscow, 1922. Cardboard, pencil, gouache, watercolor, collage.   Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, Moscow

Ignatii Nivinsky: Set Design for the Throne Room for Princess Turandot produced at the Vakhtangov Theatre, Moscow, 1922. Cardboard, pencil, gouache, watercolor, collage. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, Moscow

Kazimir Malevich: Set design for Victory Over the Sun produced at the Luna Park Theatre, St. Petersburg, 1913.  Italian pencil on paper.  St. Petersburg Museum of Theatre and Music, St. Petersburg

Kazimir Malevich: Set design for Victory Over the Sun produced at the Luna Park Theatre, St. Petersburg, Italian pencil on paper. Petersburg Museum of Theatre and Music, St.

Russian Avant Garde, Revolution, Ukraine, Theatre

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