|The orientalist fantasy design for Scheherazade, Leon Bakst.|
|Born in 1866 into a middle-class Jewish family, Bakst studied at |
the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts and in Paris at the Academie
Julian while working as a book and magazine illustrator.
|Sleeping Beauty set design for the awakening, Leon Bakst.|
|Leon Bakst's best sets--a breath of fresh air as to coordinated |
set and costume design for Michel Fokine's "new ballet."
|Bakst's themed designs for Cleopatra (1909), the Wolf from Sleeping Beauty, Firebird (1910), the Green Monster in Sadko (1917), a Chinese dancer, and (lower-left) a lady in waiting also from Sleeping Beauty.|
|Supper, 1902, Leon Bakst|
|The Slave Girl, 1872, Leon Bakst,|
one of his earliest paintings.