An outstanding painter, graphic artist, illustrator, historian and art theorist, art critic, founder of the legendary association "World of Art", the main artist of the "Russian Seasons" Diaghilev, the main artist of the troupe Ida Rubinstein, Alexander Benois will appear before the audience in his main artistic hypostasis theatrical and decorative art.
Visitors to the exhibition will see the works from all stages of Benois's work as a theatrical artist. Among the exhibits are sketches of theater sets and costumes from Russian private collections for the early Diaghilev's productions, works for Ida Rubinstein's plays of the 1920s, sketches for the "Russian ballet in Monte Carlo" and plays by Milan's La Scala. One of the central objects of the exposition was a selection of costumes for all the performances of the legendary ballet Petrushka. This ballet became the pinnacle of the theatrical mastery of Benois, the crowning of Stravinsky's composer work. It was created by a libretto written by Alexander Benois himself.
In addition to the works of Benois himself, at the exhibition you can see a collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures of contemporary authors, united by a common theme of Russian ballet, provided by the gallery «Form & Bronze».