Friday, 15 June 2018

104) Léon Bakst

Léon Bakst (1866 - 1924). Russian painter and scene and costume designer. He was a member of the Sergei Diaghilev circle and the Ballets Russes, for which he designed exotic, richly coloured sets and costumes.

 - "His prominent blue-grey eyes looking out over the pince-nez which he rarely removed, his red hair carefully combed over his small, round, balding head..."

- "A historian of the Russian ballet describes Bakst as having curly red hair, very carefully brushed..."

Portrait by Amedeo Modigliani

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