- Gouache au pochoir print
- Gift of Anita Muling, 1979
- 408 x 245mm
Russian avant-garde painter Natalia Goncharova settled in Paris with her artistic partner Mikhail Larionov in 1918. The following year they produced L’Art Décoratif Théâtral Moderne (Modern Theatrical Decorative Art), a folio of sixteen lithographs and pochoir (stencil) prints including this work, featuring many costume designs and celebrating their involvement with Serge Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes. Natalia was first drawn to the Spanish theme while with the company in Spain in 1916, designing costumes for Diaghilev’s Rhapsodie Espagnole, a production that was never staged.
(Perilous: Unheard Stories from the Collection, 6 August 2022- )