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Aleksandra Ekster Oil Paintings

Aleksandra Ekster

Russian designer who began her career at Tairov's Kamerny Theatre with the designs for Innokenty Annensky's Thamira Kitharides (1916), which sought to represent the Nietzschean conflict between Apollonian and Dionysian forces. The following year her concept of ‘dynamic’ or ‘kinetic’ staging was deployed in Tairov's production of Wilde's Salome. Ekster believed that costume materials, such as silk or brocade, possessed uniquely expressive qualities and that stage space needed to be organized so that setting and costume played complementary and equal roles, serving to integrate the movement of the costumed actor within an organically conceived design. These ideas were further developed in her designs for Tairov's production of Romeo and Juliet (1921), where costume merged with a setting of steps, arches, and bridges over which the actors swarmed at speed, especially in the fight scenes. For a time Ekster worked in film, designing futuristic costumes for Protazanov's Aelita (1924) before emigrating to Paris. She continued to experiment and in 1925 invented ‘epidemic costumes’ for a ballet project where the dancers wore body paint and minimal costume. An admirer of Adolphe Appia, whose influence was apparent in Thamira Kitharides, Ekster also used lighting in original and distinctive ways.

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Dining Room(3)

Family Room(4)

Game Room(10)


Living Room(3)



Art Deco(3)



Suprematism (6)



Famous Cities(13)


Still Life(5)


Genre Painting(1)


Costume design for dance of the seven veils 1917Gallery Price: $450.00
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blue black red 1918Gallery Price: $415.00
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costume design for theatre moscow 1916Gallery Price: $365.00
Artisoo Price: $107.00
costume design for the play famira kifared 1916Gallery Price: $415.00
Artisoo Price: $122.00
color construction 1912Gallery Price: $580.00
Artisoo Price: $170.00
construction 1923Gallery Price: $580.00
Artisoo Price: $170.00
two dancersGallery Price: $440.00
Artisoo Price: $128.00
bridge sevres 1912Gallery Price: $460.00
Artisoo Price: $135.00
wine 1914Gallery Price: $495.00
Artisoo Price: $145.00
costume design for salome 1917Gallery Price: $460.00
Artisoo Price: $135.00
women s costume for the spanish dance 1920Gallery Price: $395.00
Artisoo Price: $115.00
still life bowl of cherries 1914Gallery Price: $475.00
Artisoo Price: $139.00
city at night 1919Gallery Price: $475.00
Artisoo Price: $139.00
city 1913Gallery Price: $470.00
Artisoo Price: $138.00
non objective compositionGallery Price: $465.00
Artisoo Price: $136.00
costume designGallery Price: $415.00
Artisoo Price: $122.00
women s costume 1918Gallery Price: $385.00
Artisoo Price: $113.00
three female figures 1910Gallery Price: $555.00
Artisoo Price: $163.00
venice 1924Gallery Price: $440.00
Artisoo Price: $128.00

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