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Leon Bakst. Extravagant Art Nouveau

June 30, participants of the International Club "Business Partnership" visited the exhibition of one of the most original and brilliant artists of the early twentieth century Leon Bakst: "Leon Bakst. On the 150th anniversary of his birth"

It's for the first time, when the exhibition, held at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, has brought together about two hundred and fifty paintings, original and printed graphics, photographs, archival documents, rare books, as well as costumes and designs for fabrics.

The exhibition includes works from public and private Russian and foreign collections, many of which are shown in Russia for the first time.

A tour guide introduced the multifaceted work of Leon Bakst, and told about the life and fate, the features of the style of the artist.

Leon Bakst is famous primarily for his spectacular projects for Russian seasons of Diaghilev in Paris and London. His unusual and dynamic sets and costumes ensured the success of such legendary productions as "Cleopatra", "Scheherazade," "Blue God" and "Sleeping Princess", and had an impact on the general idea of ​​the stage design.

Although, he became famous not only as a theater artist, but also as a painter, as a portraitist, as a master of book and magazine illustration, interior designer and creator of high fashion of the 1910s, close to fashion house of Paken, Chanel and Poiret.

Feeling love for antiquities and eastern art, Leon Bakst combined extravagance Art Nouveau with a sense of proportion and common sense - a rare combination brought him worldwide fame.