by Scholes, Robert
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Vladimir Polunin (1880 - )
Mainly a scene painter, he came to England as Diagalev's main designer for the Russian Ballet and remained to introduce scene painting as a school subject at the Slade School of Art. He did set design and also painted theaters themselves, producing, for example, copies of famous Italian artworks to decorate London's Phoenix Theatre. His book The Continental Method of Scene Painting, is an interesting combination of memoir and methodology.
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