09 April 2014, Wednesday
"Fyodor Fedorovsky. Legend of the Bolshoi Theatre" - a book is being published in time for the exhibition
The book was inspired by the idea of the exhibition that will take place at the State Tretyakov Gallery (April 9th - August 3rd 2014). The edition was put together by the Bolshoi Theatre Museum, which provided more than 200 images of the designer's sketches from its collection, and photographs of the productions that Fedorovsky created sets for. The album also has some works from the collections of The A. A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, The State Tretyakov Gallery, and St.Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music, as well as some documents from the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art. There are some articles, describing various periods of Fedorovsky's life, for example, the time when he worked with the Zimin Private Opera, his first decade at the Bolshoi Theatre (1918-1932), which was marked with various pursuits and experiments, and, of course, his most famous productions - "Prince Igor", "Sadko", "Khovanshchina" and "Boris Godunov", the last one still being the part of the Bolshoi repertoire.
A separate chapter tells about Fyodor Fedorovsky's work on the Bolshoi Theatre curtains and the role he played in establishing a number of departments at the Bolshoi Theatre and founding the Bolshoi Theatre Museum.
The publishing house "Skanrus", founded in 1997, specializes in publishing books, albums, monographs and catalogues of the pictorial, decorative and applied arts. The list of its permanent clients includes the country's major museums and galleries.