Léon Bakst

Russian artist (1866-1924)
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Léon Samoilovitch Bakst (10 May 1866 – 27 December 1924) was a Russian painter. He designed the sets and costumes for some of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes productions. These were Cleopatra (1909), Scheherazade (1910), Carnaval (1910), Narcisse (1911), Le Spectre de la Rose (1911), and Daphnis et Chloé (1912). Bakst died in 1924 in Paris. In late 2010, the Victoria and Albert Museum presented an exhibition of Bakst's costumes and prints.[1]

Scene for Scheherazade
Scene for Scheherazade

Ballets Russes costume designsEdit


  1. Victoria and Albert Museum Archived 2009-04-11 at the Wayback Machine retrieved December 16, 2009


  • Marc Chagall, My Life, St.-Petersburg, Azbuka, 2000, ISBN 5-267-00200-3

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