Exhibition: Bakst – From Ballets Russes to high fashion

November 17, 2016

A painter, stage designer and theoretician, Léon Bakst (1866-1924) was one of the leaders of the avant-gardist Russian artists who formed the group known as Le Monde de l’art. He is the main artist collaborating with the Ballets russes during their first seasons and designs sets and costumes for several masterpieces. His work is not only revolutionary for stage design but also in the world of fashion and decorative art.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth, the Opéra national de Paris and the Bibliothèque nationale de France organise a retrospective presenting a complete artist who conceived his art as a real action. Some 130 works allow to follow the path of a Russian artist who became a figure of the tout-Paris and who contributed to building the spirit and sensibility of 1914 pre-war years. His creations keep inspiring today’s artists.

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From 22 November 2016 to 5 March 2017
Bibliothèque-musée de l’Opéra, Palais Garnier (Paris, FR)

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