Bolshoi Theatre by Andras Kaldor


Bolshoi Theatre


Andras Kaldor

Ref GM1208
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 20" x 14" (50 x 35 cm)
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'Bolshoi Theatre' is an architectural painting, it depicts the historical Bolshoi theatre in Moscow, Russia. The Bolshoi holds performances of ballet and opera. Although Kaldor trained as an architect, his love of the opera has proved a strong influence and he has spent the last 20 years painting the major opera houses around the world. The opera house is illustrated in all its splendour, without the distractions of surrounding buildings and street scenes which so often detract from even the best photographs. The Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera are amongst the oldest and most renowned ballet and opera companies in the world. The theatre is the parent company of The Bolshoi Ballet Academy, a world-famous leading school of ballet. The main building of the theatre, rebuilt and renovated several times during its history, is a landmark of Moscow and Russia, its iconic neoclassical facade is depicted on the Russian 100-ruble banknote. On 28 October 2011, the Bolshoi was re-opened after an extensive six year renovation that costed about 21 billion rubles (about $680 million).The renovation included restoring acoustics to the original quality, which had been lost during the Soviet Era, as well as restoring the original Imperial decor of the Bolshoi.