TITLE

Treating the costume for a squid

AUTHOR(S)
Sphoer, Debra
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Artonview;Winter2008, Issue 54, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the conservation of a costume designed by artist Natalia Goncharova for a squid character in Les Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev's 1916 production of "Sadko." It is noted that the costume had been poorly repaired using stiff nylon netting with adhesive tape before it was acquired by the National Gallery of Australia. The author claims that the conservators were faced with the task of deconstructing the costume, removing past restoration, and then treating and reassembling the pieces.
ACCESSION #
32623736

 

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