Leon Bakst: painter & costume designer

This is an artist I discovered as an offshoot of my research into Czech illustrators. Leon Bakst (1866-1924) was a Russian painter and set and costume designer.

“Beginning in 1909 Bakst worked mostly as a stage-designer, designing sets for Greek tragedies, and in 1908 made a name as a scene-painter for Diaghilev with the Ballets Russes (Cleopatra (1909), Scheherazade (1910), Carnaval (1910), Narcisse (1911), Le Spectre de la rose (1911), Daphnis et Chloé (1912)).”


(  http://www.artinthepicture.com/paintings/Leon_Bakst/Narcisse-Cover/ )

( http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Leon_Bakst_002.jpg )

( http://tars.rollins.edu/Foreign_Lang/Russian/bakst.jpg )

( http://www.art-deco-in-art.org/Sketch-for-the-ballet-‘La-Peri’,–1911-large.html )

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