Staying with the Russian theme for one more day, here are some works by Russian painter, set designer and costume designer Léon Bakst. Many of these costumes were for the Ballets Russes.
Costume design for “Le Dieu Bleu,” 1912, watercolor, gouache and gold paint.
Costume design for pilgrim (in “Narcisse”?), 1911, pencil, watercolor, gouache and silver paint.
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In September 2010 the V&A will launch an exhibit called “Serge Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909-1929” and it looks like it will feature lots of Bakst designs from their collection. That gives you plenty of time to get started on some DIY genie pants or a brocade tunic — or on draping the walls and ceiling of your bedroom with peacock-blue tapestries — before everyone else will have the urge to do the same.
Costume design for Ephebe in “Narcisse,” 1911.
Costume design for “Le Soleil de Nuit,” 1915, graphite, crayon, tempera and gold leaf on paper.
Set design for “Schéhérazade,” 1910.
Costume design for Almée in “Schéhérazade,” 1910.
Costume design for Chinese dancer, 1917.
Costume design for “Schéhérazade,” 1910.
A set design (no further info, sorry).
Costume design for Nijinsky in “La Péri,” 1911, watercolor.
Costume design for “Cleopatra,” 1910, watercolor, gouache and crayon on paper.
Set design (likely for “Schéhérazade”).
Costume design for wolf in “Sleeping Beauty,” 1921, watercolor, gouache and gold paint.
Costume design for “Die Puppenfee” (“The Fairy Doll”), 1903, watercolor, India ink and bronze paint.
Costume design for “Carnaval,” 1910, watercolor and crayon on paper.
“L’Ondee” (“Downpour”), 1906, gouache and ink on paper.
Supper, 1902, oil on canvas.