Lovely images behind the scenes in the Russian Circus. Interesting contrasts between public and private spaces reminiscent perhaps of Degas.

Art of the Russias

Daniel Daran (or Reichman) (Даниил Борисович Даран) (1894 – 1964) was born in Voronezh, studied at Saratov, worked in graphic design, executed landscapes, portraits, book illustrations, yearned for recognition even whilst remaining indifferent to fame, and spent nearly thirty years of his life admiring and sketching circus life. Here are some of his remarkable watercolours and drawings.

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