7: BRAILOWSKY, R. Citizens of Moscow, Clothe the Refuge
Grazhdane Moskvi, oden’te bezhentsev. [Citizens of Moscow, Clothe the Refugees], a poster by Rimma Brailowsky (1877-1958). Published by A. Levinson, Moscow, 1915. 58.5 x 19 cm.
This poster was produced for the September 1915 clothes collection Moscow to benefit of refugees from the territories occupied by the Central Powers. The decorative design brings to mind an old Russian church tapestry, and very much reflects Rimma Brailowsky’s main artistic interests in that period: embroidery (she taught a course on artistic embroidery at the Stroganov Art School) and textiles design. She was a gifted painter; her name often appears next to that of her husband, artist Leonid Brailowsky, on paintings they had collaborated on. The pair left Russia after the Revolution, eventually settling in Rome.
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