21,2" LEON BAKST "Bathers on the Lido. Venice" painting not oil printed on canvas
LEON BAKST (1866 –1924)
Ready to be hang on the wall. Canvas on the wooden frame.
Medium: printed on canvas panel
Diagonal: 21,2" or 54,1 cm.
Size: 17,7" x 11,8" (in) or 45 x 30 cm.
Date: c. 1923. w / C. of Attribution.
Please note that this is a reproduction printed on canvas.
The size may differ from how it looks in the photo.
Color can be slightly different from the picture.
Léon Bakst (Russian: Leon (Lev) Nikolaevich Bakst) – born as Leyb-Khaim Izrailevich (later Samoylovich) Rosenberg. Leon was a Russian painter and scene and costume designer of Belarusian origin. He was a member of the Sergei Diaghilev circle and the Ballets Russes, for which he designed exotic, richly coloured sets and costumes. From 1893 to 1897 he lived in Paris, where he studied at the Académie Julian. He still often visited Saint Petersburg. After the mid-1890s, Bakst became a member of the circle of writers and artists formed by Sergei Diaghilev and Alexandre Benois, who in 1899 founded the influential periodical "Mir Iskusstva", meaning "World of Art." His graphics for this publication brought him fame. In 1914, Bakst was elected a member of the Imperial Academy of Arts. In 1922, Bakst broke off his relationship with Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes. In 1914, Bakst was elected a member of the Imperial Academy of Arts. In 1922, Bakst broke off his relationship with Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes. From that point on, he worked under the auspices of his new American friend and patron, art philanthropist Alice Warder Garrett. Bakst died on 27 December 1924, in a clinic in Rueil Malmaison, near Paris, from lung problems (oedema).