1861, Moscow - 1939, Paris

The Land of the Berendeyans


In 1900 Konstantin Korovin became an artist of the Imperial Theatres — the Mariinsky and Alexandrinsky in St. Petersburg and Bolshoi and Maly in Moscow. With Korovin’s arrival at the “official” theatres, artist had become equal co-creator with director, forming through visual means the mood of individual scenes and the emotional environment of the production as a whole. His costume and set designs invariably combine subtle taste,
musicality, precise characterisation and strikingness They stand on their own as a testament to their creator’s rich imagination and magical gift of envisioning the scenic whole. These designs were influential in the evolution of Russian theatrical painting, leading to an awareness of its independent esthetic value. Korovin’s stage designs comprised an era in Russian theatre art. He was especially inspired by operas on fairy-tale and historical themes.

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