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Leon Bakst drawing for the Queen of the night costume, 1922 by cristina

Leon Bakst drawing for the Queen of the night costume, 1922 by cristina

Russian-born artist Leon Bakst first came into contact with the Ballets Russes in 1908. From then until 1922 he created designs for Sergei Diaghilev’s troupe, his sets and stagewear particularly thrilling for the pan-European avant-garde who flocked to the Russian company’s performances.

Leon Bakst

Russian-born artist Leon Bakst first came into contact with the Ballets Russes in 1908. From then until 1922 he created designs for Sergei Diaghilev’s troupe, his sets and stagewear particularly thrilling for the pan-European avant-garde who flocked to the Russian company’s performances.

Léon Samoilovitch Bakst (10 May 1866 – 28 December 1924) was a Russian painter and scene- and costume designer

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Léon Samoilovitch Bakst (10 May 1866 – 28 December 1924) was a Russian painter and scene- and costume designer

Leon Bakst. Costume of a young Beotian. Sketch. Л.С.Бакст. Эскиз костюма молодого беотийца. 1911.

Leon Bakst. Costume of a young Beotian. Sketch. Л.С.Бакст. Эскиз костюма молодого беотийца. 1911.

Léon Samoilovitch Bakst (10 May 1866 – 28 December 1924) was a Russian painter, scene and costume designer. He was a member of the Sergei Diaghilev circle and the Ballets Russes, for which he designed exotic, richly coloured sets and costumes. His paintings are just so vibrant and animated. You can really see and feel the dancers turning and leaping in his paintings.

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Léon Samoilovitch Bakst (10 May 1866 – 28 December 1924) was a Russian painter, scene and costume designer. He was a member of the Sergei Diaghilev circle and the Ballets Russes, for which he designed exotic, richly coloured sets and costumes. His paintings are just so vibrant and animated. You can really see and feel the dancers turning and leaping in his paintings.

Costume design (1921), by Léon Bakst [Левъ Самуиловичъ Бакстъ] (1866-1924), for “Columbine”, in “Sleeping Beauty” [Спящая Красавица] (1889), by Pyotr Tchaikovsky [Петръ Ильичъ Чайковскiй] (1840-1893).

Costume design (1921), by Léon Bakst [Левъ Самуиловичъ Бакстъ] (1866-1924), for “Columbine”, in “Sleeping Beauty” [Спящая Красавица] (1889), by Pyotr Tchaikovsky [Петръ Ильичъ Чайковскiй] (1840-1893).

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