Kustodiev Boris


paper, watercolor, pencil

271 х 225 mm

МЛК ГР 606

One of the most successful theatrical works of Boris Kustodiev were sketches for the play "Flea" of E.I. Zamyatin (1925, Moscow Art Theatre 2nd, 1926, Leningrad Bolshoi Drama Theater). According to the memoirs of the play director A.D. Dikiy:

"It was so bright, so exact, that my role of a director receiving sketches was reduced to zero - I had nothing to correct or reject. It seemed as if he (Kustodiev) was in my heart, overheard my thoughts, read Leskov story with my eyes, and imagined it in the stage form exactly in the same way as I did. ... I have never had such a full inspiring oneness of mind with the artist, as during the work on the play "Flea". I cognized the whole meaning of this unit, when on the stage there were put Balagan bright scenery of Kustodiev and props made according to his sketches. The artist led the whole performance after him. It seemed as if he took the first party in the orchestra
that obediently and sensitively sounded in unison"
(Lebedeva B. Kustodiev. Time. Life. Creativity. - M .: Publishing House "Children's Literature"
(Det. Lit.), 1984. - p. 141.)


Portal Homepage

Japanese prints of the 18th-19th century

Patrons of the New Art

Gallery of 19th and 20th century European and American Art

German Prints: Albrecht Dürer and his Teachers

Official online shop

Department of Private Collections

Ivan Tsvetaev Educational Art Museum at Russian State University for the Humanities

Site under development

Виртуальные прогулки по музею

Coins And Medals Department

Sviatoslav Richter Memorial Apartment

Технология виртуальной реальности VR

Museum Restoration and Conservation Department

Italian Painting in 8th-20th centuries

Музей. Пространство внимания

Museyon Center for Aesthetic Education

Masterpieces of Ancient Art

Человек как птица. Образы путешествий

18th-19th Century British Engraving

Restoration of Egyptian burial shroud. II-nd c. AD.

The State Museum of the Modern Western Art

Engraving in Russia in 18th and Early 19th Centuries

Museum Quarter

Each satellite website contains this icon, which lets you go to any satellite from the museum's website system.