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2011-11-04

DAZZLING COLORS AND PATTERNS IN THEATRICAL COSTUMES BY BAKST


Léon Bakst (1866 -1924), russian, has been a painter, scene designer and costume designer.

Bakst is famous for scenes and costumes for Sergej Djagilev and his Russian Ballets, where he succeeded in melting the refinement of French symbolism with the Russian popular tradition.

Among the scenes and the studies for the costumes, more suggestive to remember:

Shéhérazade of Stravinskij (1910), the Firebird of Stravinskij (1910), Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune of Debussy (1912), Daphnis et Chloé of Ravel (1912), The Dieus Bleu of Hahn (1912).
Bakst had a great influence on the art and fashion in XX century beginning, especially in the scenography, of which it was one of the first modern masters.































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