“The powerful art of Shemyakin is akin to theater, unusual and unpredictable. In this theater, in which masks abound, and so whimsical intersections of lines, and so perplexing colors, and so much apparent chaos - in fact, internal order and a rational goal prevail, and quite accessible tragedies and quite worthy hopes live under the masks ”.
B. Okudzhava, Moscow, 1989
Costume design for the Magic Nut ballet by S. Slonimsky. Sea Horse. 2005.
... Having become a separate expression, Shakespeare's “The whole world is a theater!” Runs through the whole exhibition. You can see almost living characters of the theater world of Mikhail Shemyakin at the exhibition “Artist and Theater” in the Saratov State Art Museum named after A.N. Radishchev until June 7, at the address: Saratov, ul. Radishchev, 39.