Goncharova produced groundbreaking work for theatre and ballet including costume designs and scenery backdrops. This work was produced for the religious ballet Liturgy.
Cherub, Costume design for Liturgy
Date of work
Original: Gouache, graphite and paper on paper mounted on cardboard 47 × 30 cm State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. Bequeathed by A.K. Larionova-Tomilina, Paris 1989
Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) was a Russian artist who blazed a trail with her experimental approach to art and design. She found acclaim early in her career and established herself as the leader of the Russian avant-garde with a major exhibition in Moscow in 1913. Her immense body of work includes costume design, avant-garde cinema and vast religious paintings.