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Leon Bakst

 

 

Bakst Leon  


(1866-1924)


Russian artist and stage designer. After studying in Paris (1891) he returned to St Petersburg, where with Benois and S. Diaghilev he collaborated on the magazine Mir lskusstva (The World of Art). In 1909 he went to Paris and joined Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Here his sets for the ballets Cleopatre (1909) and above all Scheherazade (1910) caused a sensation. B.'s designs, characterized by throbbing colours and exotic line, were the first to integrate costumes and sets into a visual unity. Other designs were for Nijmsky's ballet Le Spectre de la rose (1911), G. D'Annunzio's play La I'isanella and the ballet The Sleeping Princess (1921).

 


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