Catalogue of the exhibition «Breakthrough» is out now
«Unprecedented breakthrough», «phenomenal success», «anthology of all the masterpieces of theatrical and decorative art in the late 19th – first half of the 20th century» — this is the comments about the exhibition «The Breakthrough. Russian Theatrical Decorative Art. 1870 — 1930», held at the Theatre Museum from December 2015 until February 2016. The masterpieces of outstanding masters of the late 19th – first quarter of 20th century were presented for the first time in the single exhibition space: theatrical works by M. Vrubel, A. Golovin, K. Korovin, L. Bakst, A. Benois, B. Kustodiev, N. Roerich, I. Bilibin, K. Malevich, V. Tatlin, A. Exter, L. Popova, A. Vesnin, A. Rodchenko, L. Lisitsky, M. Larionov, N. Goncharova… This list can go on. There were so many people wanting to see the rarities, so the museum extended the exhibition and worked without days off.
The long-awaited two-volume catalogue of the exhibition is out on sale at the ticket office of the Main Building of the A.A. Bakhrushin Theatre Museum. This is a real encyclopedia of Russian avant-garde, which includes more than 700 works of painting, graphics, posters and models from the collections of the Bakhrushin Museum /about 480 pieces of art/ and the St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music /about 230 pieces of art /.
The St. Petersburg Museum has kindly provided from its own funds not only the rarities from the collection of Nina and Nikita Lobanov-Rostovsky, but about 20 rare sketches of artistic and historical importance. There are iconic works of I. Shkolnik for staging the tragedy «Vladimir Mayakovsky» at the First Futurist Theatre /1913/, K. Malevich for the opera «Victory over the Sun» /1913/, N. Kogan for the «Suprematist Ballet» in Vitebsk /1920/, N. Evgrafov and A. Lyandsberg for «The Government Inspector» /1927/.
Catalogue price is 5000 rubles.