Benois Alexander Nikolaevich
100,000 р - 200,000 р
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Bear. Sketch for the theatrical production "Petrushka".
Technique: Mixed media on paper.
Benois Alexander Nikolaevich (1870, St. Petersburg – 1960, Paris).
Russian painter, performance artist, historian and art critic, founder of the World of Art association. Son of a famous architect N.L. Benua. Studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1887). During his frequent trips to France created a large tragical and grotesque watercolor series "Last promenades of Ludwig XIV (1897-1898), which brought him glory of the man who sings Versailles. Author of the History of Russian Art in the 19 century (1092), Russian Art School (10 books, 1904-1906) and the Art History of All Times and Cultures (4 books, 1912-1917; publication not completed). Founded and edited a magazine "Art Treasures of Russia" (1901-1903), much collaborated with magazines "Old Years", "Moscow Weekly" and newspapers "The Word" and "The Speech". During 1909-1911 acted as art director of "Russian Seasons". Collaborated with theatres in many countries, including the Paris Opera (1927-1934) and a Milan theatre "La Scala" (1947-1956). His artworks can be found in the State Tretyakov Gallery and the State Russian Museum.