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L'Apres Midi d'un Faune - Leon Bakst - Framed art Print

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  • Framed Classics & Masters art print (50 x 37 cm) by Leon Bakst.
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  • Framed Size is 50 x 37 cm.
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About this artwork

Leon Bakst was a talented Russian artist who specialised in painting, as well as costume and textile design. He was part of the well known Sergei Diaghilev circle, and he played a key role in the Ballets Russes, where he designed vibrant and exotic costumes and sets. One of his notable works is the program illustration he created for the ballet 'The Afternoon of a Faun'. This ballet debuted in Paris in 1912. Besides just the program illustration, Bakst also took care of the set design. He arranged the dancers in a way that they appeared as a part of a large tableau. This style of staging is reminiscent of the artwork found on ancient Greek vases.



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About the artist

Léon Bakst, a trailblazing artist born in Russia in 1866, was part of a fresh wave of European artists who broke away from the conventional 19th-century stage realism, sparking a revolution in theatrical design. From a tender age, Bakst showed a deep love for visual arts. He bagged first place in a drawing competition at 12 and resolved to become a painter. He later refined his skills at the St Petersburg Academy of Arts and earned a living as a part-time book illustrator.

In the dawn of the 1900s, Bakst ventured into stage design and by 1909, he moved to Paris. There, he created stage sets and costumes for Diaghilev's emerging ballet company. Bakst was well known for his ornate costumes, lavishly adorned with a diverse range of motifs and decorative elements. His costumes featured a rich combination of textures, blending appliqué, painting, dyeing and embroidery with elements like flocking, beading, sequins, metal studs, braids, pearls and jewels.

Bakst's exceptional designs extended beyond the stage into fashion and interior design. He introduced relaxed clothing styles and replaced dull colours, bringing a refreshing twist to both industries.

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