For the Black Square: in the New Tretyakov Gallery will be held the premiere of the opera based on the work of Malevich

At the end of November 2018, the world premiere of the opera by composer Ilya Demutsky “For the Black Square” will take place in the New Tretyakov Gallery. The audience is expected to have a surprise: especially for the premiere in Hall No. 16, where the action will unfold, the first version of the famous Black Square, written by Kazimir Malevich in 1915, will be carried.The creators of the opera return "Black Square" - one of the most important paintings in world art - into the theater space. For the first time, the image of “Black Square” appeared as a decoration for the futuristic opera by composer Mikhail Matyushin and poet Alexei Kruchenykh “Victory over the Sun”, staged on December 3, 1913 in St. Petersburg.Black Suprematist squareKazimir Severinovich Malevich1915, 79.5 × 79.5 cm. The painting “Black Square” appeared as an element of the stage design in the fifth act; according to Malevich, “Black Square” was supposed to cover the sun with itself, and its white edging - to become a symbol of penetrating sunlight. At least, such interpretations are adhered to by the creators of the opera “For the Black Square”. In fact, the history of the creation of the manifesto of Suprematism is quite mysterious and multivariate. Several versions of how Malevich created the Black Square can be found in the Arthive publication.Sketch of the costumes of athletes for the opera "Victory over the Sun" by El Lissitzky 1923 The premiere shows will be held in the New Tretyakov Gallery from 25 to 28 November 2018. Whether the ideas of the futurists came to life, whether they brought happiness and liberation of consciousness - these questions underlie the new futuristic opera by Ilya Demutsky. The name of the director is not called yet; they keep intrigue; however, it is known that Igor Garanin became the fashion director of the project, and the libretto was created by Olga Maslova and Igor Konyukhov. The performance was originally intended for a foreign audience - it became known that the opera will be performed in English, accompanied by Russian-language captions.Turkish warriorKazimir Severinovich Malevich1920, 54.3 × 36.4 cm The composer Ilya Demutsky is only 35 years old; however, it has about 150 pieces of music. In particular, Demutsky is the author of the music for the ballet “Nureyev”, staged by director Kirill Serebrennikov, which premiered at the Bolshoi Theater in December 2017. Dedicated to the great dancer Rudolf Nureyev, who did not return the Soviet Union from foreign tours in 1961, the ballet caused a huge stir and became the highlight of the past theatrical season. According to Demutsky, Black Square itself will be the main audience, which is very symbolic. The creators - Malevich, Kruchenykh and Matyushin - the performance was conceived as perfomatic, somewhat illogical, based on improvisation - “and I like that,” noted Demutsky. In the modern reading, according to the composer, this is “a rather classical opera, with entertaining elements, with wonderful singing people, with melodies that someone will probably hum”.Participants in the First Futurist Congress: Mikhail Matyushin, Alexey Kruchenykh, Kazimir Malevich. December 1913Oper Victory over the Sun, conceived in 1913 as a manifesto of Futurism, thanks to the scenery and costumes of Kazimir Malevich, was the beginning of a new artistic style - Suprematism. The music was written by composer Mikhail Matyushin, the texts are poets Alexei Kruchenykh and Velimir Khlebnikov. In 2015, Victory Over the Sun was reconstructed by the Moscow Theater of Music and Drama under the direction of Stas Namin. Read about how it was in our material. So, we are waiting for the premiere of a new show, but for now we offer you to enjoy the illustrations and costumes for the opera “Victory over the Sun” in the form in which the creators conceived it - Malevich, Matyushin and Kruchenykh.Aviator. Costume design in the opera "Victory over the Sun" Kazimir Severinovich Malevich1913Willlyansky strongmanKazimir Severinovich Malevich 1920s, 53.3 × 36.1 cmFat man Sketch of the costume for the opera "Victory over the sun" by M. MatyushinaKazimir Severinovich Malevich1913, 27 × 21 cmCostume design for the futuristic opera Victory Over the Sun Kazimir Severinovich Malevich1913, 27 × 21 cmSquare. Sketch of the opera "Victory over the Sun". 2nd action, 5th paintingKazimir Severinovich Malevich1913, 27 × 21 cmCostumes and scenery for the opera Matyushin "Victory over the Sun" Kazimir Severinovich Malevich 1913, 22 × 17 cm Arth: read us in Telegram and look on Instagram Prepared on materials and Arthiv's own publications. Title collageCollagraphy is a relatively new type of embossed print. It was invented in the middle of the 20th century and combines environmental friendliness, ease of execution, richness of textures and plastics, and, moreover, it is well combined with other graphic manners (for example, "dry needle"). The printed matrix is ​​a collage (hence the name combining the words "collage" and "graph") and is created by sticking various materials — fabrics, plastic, sand, plants, and so on — to a wooden or cardboard base using various pastes. Read more Collage (from fr. Collage - sticking) - a method used in the visual arts and consists in creating applications from different fragments, different in color and texture. This term also denotes work done in this technique. It was first introduced by futurists and cubists, in particular, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, to the visual arts. They combined scraps of fabric, photographs and wallpapers on canvas. Famous collage artists include film director Sergei Paradzhanov, who combined photographs, pieces of lace, porcelain, and dried plants.
Decorator reception is often tried to diversify with painting tools: a brush with paint or a pen with ink. The creative genre is characterized by diversity and courage of ideas. A related technique is assemblage, which involves combining various objects and their parts on one surface. Photo collages are very popular today. Read further is composed of Kazimir Malevich’s sketches for the opera “Victory over the Sun” (1913).