Composer/Conductor Igor Miklashevsky and Artist/Inventor Grigory Gidoni: The Story of an Exlibris


The paper deals with the exlibris of Leningradian composer and conductor Igor Miklashevsky, which had been done in 1926 by the artist and inventor Grigory Gidoni. Upon the basis of the analysis of the exlibris, which contains fragments of light and color arrangements, the author shows a possibility of artistic intersections of the conductor and the artist. A significant role in these intersections is assigned to the personality of Alexander Scriabin. The article is based on archival documents from the Cabinet of Manuscripts of the Russian Institute of Art History, the Manuscript Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Library, the Manuscript Department of Vilnius University Library.