Goncharova and Larionov: L'Art Décoratif Théâtral Moderne

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An exhibition of stage and costume designs by the Russian avant-garde artists Natal'ya Goncharova and Mikhail Larionov.

Drawn from the Gallery's collection, Goncharova and Larionov: L'Art Décoratif Théâtral Moderne is an exhibition of stage and costume designs published in Paris in 1919 by the Russian avant-garde artists Natal'ya Goncharova (1881–1962) and Mikhail Larionov (1881–1964).

Theatre set and costume designs, including designs for Serge Diaghilev's famous Ballets Russes, were central to the practice of both artists during the early twentieth century. Featuring pochoir (stencil) prints and lithographs, the abstracted, angular forms illustrate the artists' involvement with rayonism, cubism and futurism in Paris during the 1910s.