Alexandre Benois is a painter and a graphic art-easel painter, an illustrator, a designer of the book, a craftsman of theatrical scenery, a director, an author of ballet libretto. Benois was as well as an outstanding Russian historian and West-European art one, a theorist and a great publicist, an acute critic, a prominent museum figure, an incomparable connoisseur of theatre, music and choreography. The main character trait of Alexandre Benois is all-absorbing love to art; the versatility of his knowledge was only an expression of this love. In all his work, in science, in art criticism, in each of his ideas Benois always was an artist. The contemporaries looked at him and saw an alive embodiment of artistry spirit.
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Agni Publishing House (Samara, Russia), Nicholas Roerich Museum (New York) and Fine Arts Academy Gallery (Moscow, Russia) have published a unique album, dedicated to the pictorial heritage of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947).
Will be available on the second volume of a unique publication dedicated to the works of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947).
The album was released by the publishing house "Agni" (Samara), with active cooperation of the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York, as well as the Moscow Gallery Fine Arts Academy and the St. Petersburg State Museum and Institute of the Roerich Family.