During her time in Paris Goncharova applied her design techniques to haute couture fashion as well as costume and stage designs for the ballet.
Design with birds and flowers. Study for textile design
Date of work
Original: Gouache and graphite on paper 74.5 × 67 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.