The works of Mikhail Shemyakin on theatrical themes in various techniques until the porcelain and silver will be shown at the St. Petersburg Museum of Theatre and Music.
The theme of the carnival has always been one of the most important for Mikhail Shemyakin - mystical carnival, gofmanian. The artist started out as befits Soviet nonconformist, a janitor and a loader work at the Hermitage, with expulsion from school at Repin Institute, and then out of the country. Since Shemyakin received worldwide fame and returned to Russia, but its gloomy ambiguous (could not tell people or dolls) characters have not changed. It seems natural that his first theatrical performance was staged by Dmitri Shostakovich opera "The Nose", on which the artist worked at the Leningrad Conservatory studio in 1967. Since then have been a series of graphic works and sculptures with distinctive characters and, most importantly, ballet gofmaniana Shemyakin - costumes and scenography "Nutcracker" performances (2001), "The Princess Pirlipat" (2003) and "The Magic Nut" (2005) at the Mariinsky Theatre. It works for these performances are the basis of an opening at the St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music Exhibition. They complement the work of others, one-act ballets, costumes march "Great Embassy of Peter the Great," which Mikhail Shemyakin, together with Vyacheslav Polunin set for the carnival in Venice, lithographs from the series "St. Petersburg Carnival". Interestingly, the heroes of the Shemyakin graphics and scenography broke in volume: in porcelain (represented by a series created by the Imperial Porcelain Factory), Christmas toys, miniatures (in conjunction with the jewelry house Sasonko). The organization of the exhibition participated Fund - Mikhail Shemyakin.
The exhibition is open from 16 February until April 9