Decorative art
Decorative art
The collection of the Decorative Materials Department consists of costume and set designs, portraits of theatre figures, images of theatre buildings, performances, caricatures, set models. The pre-revolutionary collection has more than 29 thousand items. There are works by Aleksandr Golovin, Konstantin Korovin, Alexandre Benois, Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Lev Bakst, Petr Konchalovsky, Nicholas Roerich, Ivan Bilibin, Sergey Sudeykin, Nikolay Sapunov, Valentin Serov, Vasiliy Polenov, and others. Pre-director’s theatre is represented by Andreas Roller, Pietro Gonzaga, Karl Valts et al. The collection of Soviet and modern theatre contains more than 30 thousand sketches of costumes and scenery. We should mention works by Aleksandra Ekster, Alexander Vesnin, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Natalya Goncharova, Robert Falk, Boris Kustodiev, Alexander Benois, Natan Altman, Sergei Eisenstein, Vladimir Tatlin, Georgy Yakulov, Valery Levental, Yury Annenkov, Aleksander Golovin, Aristarkh Lentulov, and many others. The collections of iconography (paintings and graphics) contains portraits, caricatures, performance scenes, illustrations, easel paintings, engravings (including rare engravings, that depict French, German, Chinese, and Japanese theatre), lithographies, fashion pictures, press clippings. The museum keeps works by Orest Kiprensky, Karl Bryullov, Vasiliy Tropinin, Aleksander Golovin, Igor Grabar, Natan Altman. The scale mode collection houses set models created by Vladimir Favorsky, Karl Valts, Georgy Yakulov, Victor Simov, Anatoly Geltser, Isaak Rabinovich, David Borovsky, Sergey Barkhin et al.