Sunday, June 10, 2012

Godunov Decor

Designs for theater are always wonderful to see, as the artist is usually compelled to use a rich palette with a fanciful interpretation of reality.

These two decor designs are for Boris Godunov, one of the 1913 stagings of the opera by Modest Mussorgsky. I'm such a low level geek that I can never hear the name Boris Godunov without thinking of Boris Badenov, the no-goodnik villain from Rocky and Bullwinkle.
But I digress.

Leon Bakst — Decor for Boris Godunov — 1913

Leon Bakst — Decor for Boris Godunov — 1913

1 comment:

Annie said...

I enjoy the one on top the most, it has such a feeling of three dimensionality, as a backdrop, and as an interior I'd like to visit.