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Volume 16

 

 

 

Costume design for the ballet "Narcisse": Jeune Béotien

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924) (watercolor)

Print, color, 1927, 12 x 9.9 cm. Athens, Alkis Raftis Collection. Illustration for the article "Léon Bakst dans le Ballet Russe" by Jacques-Emile Blanche published in L'Illustration. Paris, noël 12/1927.

 

 

Décor design for the ballet "Daphnis and Chloé", scene 1

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924) (watercolor)

Print, color, 1927, 14.5 x 19.7 cm. Athens, Alkis Raftis Collection.       Illustration for the article "Léon Bakst dans le Ballet Russe" by Jacques-Emile Blanche published in L'Illustration. Paris, noël 12/1927.

 

 

Costume design for Le Roi

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924) (watercolor)

Print, color, 1927, 25.5 x 21.5 cm. Athens, Alkis Raftis Collection.       Illustration for the article "Léon Bakst dans le Ballet Russe" by Jacques-Emile Blanche published in L'Illustration. Paris, noël 12/1927.

 

 

Costume design for the ballet "Scéhérazade": Negrillon

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924) (watercolor)

Print, color, 1927, 21.5 x 11 cm. Athens, Alkis Raftis Collection. Illustration for the article "Léon Bakst dans le Ballet Russe" by Jacques-Emile Blanche.

 

 

Costume design for the ballet "La légende de Joseph"

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924) (watercolor)

Print, color, 1927, 21.5 x 12 cm. Athens, Alkis Raftis Collection. Illustration for the article "Léon Bakst dans le Ballet Russe" by Jacques-Emile Blanche.

 

 

Costume design for the ballet "La lampe d'Aladdin": Barbizon

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924) (watercolor)

Print, color, 1927, 21.5 x 11.5 cm. Athens, Alkis Raftis Collection.       Illustration for the article "Léon Bakst dans le Ballet Russe" by Jacques-Emile Blanche.

 

 

Costume design for L'Amazone

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924) (watercolor)

Print, color, 1927, 22 x 14.5 cm. Athens, Alkis Raftis Collection. Illustration for the article "Léon Bakst dans le Ballet Russe" by Jacques-Emile Blanche. L'Illustration. Paris, noël 12/1927.

 

 

Costume design for the play "Salome": Salome

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924)

Painting, gouache heightened with white, pencil, pen, brush and India ink, gold and silver, 1908, 45.5 x 29.5 cm. "Salome", a play by Oscar Wilde.

 

 

Costume design for the ballet "La belle du Liban, ou L'esprit de la vallée"

A. Charlemagne

Drawing, 1870 approx.

 

 

Décor design for the ballet "Schéhérazade" of the Ballets Russes

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924)

Painting, 1913 approx.

 

 

Costume design for the ballet "L'oiseau de feu" (Firebird): Firebird (danced by Tamara Karsavina)

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924)

Gouache and gold on paper, 1910. The ballet "L'oiseau de feu" was preented in 1910 at the Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris.

 

 

Costume design for the ballet "Polovtsian dances": A Polovtsian girl

Nicholas Roerich (Russian, 1874-1947)

Watercolor on paper, 1909. "Danses polovtsiennes", second act of the opera "Prince Igor" by A. Borodin; choreography by M. Fokine, décors and costumes by Nicolas Roerich.

 

 

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924)

Costume design for the ballet "Schéhérazade": The Grand Eunuch (danced by Enrico Cecchetti)

Drawing, pencil, watercolor and gold on paper, 1910.

 

 

Costume design for the ballet "La légende de Joseph": Putiphar

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924)

Drawing, pencil, watercolor and gold on paper, 1914. "La légende de Joseph", ballet in one act by the Ballets Russes. Choreography by M. Fokine, music by R. Strauss, scenario by H. von Kessler and Hugo von Hoffmannssthal, scenery by J.-M. Sert, costumes by L. Bakst.

 

 

Décor design for the ballet "Shéhérazade". Second variant

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924)

Watercolor, gouache and gold on paper, 1910.

 

 

Costume design for the ballet "La légende de Joseph": Negro (2)

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924)

Painting, 1914. "La légende de Joseph", a ballet in one act by the Ballets Russes. Choreography by M. Fokine, music by R. Strauss, scenario by H. von Kessler and Hugo von Hoffmannssthal, scenery by J.-M. Sert, costumes by L. Bakst.

 

 

Curtain design for the ballet "Shéhérazade", second version

Valentin Serov (Russia, 1865-1911)

Watercolor on paper, 1910.

 

 

Costume design for the ballet "Shéhérazade": Silver Negro

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924)

Watercolor and silver on paper, 1910. "Sheherazade" was presented in 1910 at the Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris. Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

 

 

 

 

Costume design for the ballet "Shéhérazade": Odalisque

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924)

Drawing, pencil, watercolor and gold on paper, 1910. "Sheherazade" was presented in 1910 at the Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris. Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

 

 

Costume design for the ballet "Shéhérazade": Odalisque

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924)

Watercolor and gouache on paper, 1910. "Sheherazade" was presented in 1910 at the Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris. Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

 

 

Costume design for the ballet "Schéhérazade": Eunuch

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924)

Drawing, gouache on paper, 1910. Presented by the Ballets Russes. Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

 

 

Décor design for the ballet "Midas"

Mstislav Valerianovich Dobuzhinsky or Dobujinsky (Lithuania, 1875-1957)

Watercolor and gouache on carton, 1914. "Midas", ballet in one act by the Ballets Russes, Paris. Music by M. Steinberg, argument by L. Bakst, choreography by M. Fokine, décors and costumes by M. Doboujinsky.

 

 

Costume design for the ballet "La légende de Joseph": Negro (1)

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924)

Painting, 1914. "La légende de Joseph", ballet in one act by the Ballets Russes. Choreography by M. Fokine, music by R. Strauss, scenario by H. von Kessler and Hugo von Hoffmannssthal, scenery by J.-M. Sert, costumes by L. Bakst.

 

 

Costume design for the ballet "Shéhérazade": La Sultane Rouge (the Red Sultana)

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924)

Watercolor, gouache and gold on paper, 1911. Ballet presented by the Ballets Russes.

 

 

Costume design for the ballet "La légende de Joseph": Putiphar's wife

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924)

Drawing, pencil, watercolor and gold on paper, 1914. "La légende de Joseph", ballet in one act by the Ballets Russes. Choreography by M. Fokine, music by R. Strauss, scenario by H. von Kessler and Hugo von Hoffmannssthal, scenery by J.-M. Sert, costumes by L. Bakst.

 

 

Costume design for the ballet "La légende de Joseph": Guests

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924)

Drawing, pencil, watercolor and gold on paper, 1914. "La légende de Joseph", ballet in one act by the Ballets Russes. Choreography by M. Fokine, music by R. Strauss, scenario by H. von Kessler and Hugo von Hoffmannssthal, scenery by J.-M. Sert, costumes by L. Bakst.

 

 

Costume design for the ballet "Shéhérazade": Golden Negro

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924)

Watercolor on paper, 1910. Ballet presented by the Ballets Russes.

 

 

Costume design for the ballet "Cléopâtre": Greek Dancer

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924)

Drawing, pencil and watercolor on paper, 1910. Ballet presented by the Ballets Russes.

 

 

Costume design for the ballet "Cléopâtre": Jewish Dancer

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924)

Watercolor, gouache, graphite pencil and gold paint on paper, 1909, 34 x 24 cm. "Cléopâtre" (Cleopatra), 1909, Théâtre du Chatelet, Paris. Music by Anton Arensky and other Russian composers.

 

 

Costume design for the ballet "Cléopâtre": Syrian Dancer

Leon Bakst (Russia, 1866-1924)

Watercolor, gouache, pencil and gold on paper, 1909, 67.5 x 49 cm. Private collection. "Cléopâtre" (Cleopatra), 1909, Théâtre du Chatelet, Paris. Music by Anton Arensky and other Russian composers.

 

 

 


 

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