a buffoon's wife in The Buffoon 1921
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
© Michel Larionov, 1921/ADAGP. Reproduced by permission of VISCOPY
Ltd., Sydney 1999.
was worn by the wife of one of the seven buffoons. Larionov used the fractured
forms of Cubism and Futurism in his designs. The angled lines, shifting
planes and dynamism of the set were echoed in the dancers' costumes, to
the extent that dancers and set appeared to be integrated. Stiffened fabric
attached to a cane frame shaped the costumes, while appliqué and
hand painting enlivened the plain material.