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Patricia Howitt (patriciahowitt)

Success : to Léon Bakst

by Patricia Howitt

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Throw Pillow made from 100% spun polyester poplin fabric, a stylish statement that will liven up any room. Individually cut and sewn by hand, each pillow features a double-sided print and is finished with a concealed zipper for ease of care. Sold with or without faux down pillow insert.


This is an abstract acrylic work I did some time ago as a tribute to the Russian painter and designer Léon Bakst (1866-1924).

Bakst is probably best known for the wonderful costume and set designs he created for the emerging Ballets Russes company's ballet productions in Paris, London, throughout Europe and on tours to North and South America.

The main characteristics of Bakst's theater design were strong line and beautiful colors that fitted so well the exotic and flamboyant nature of the ballets - eg Cleopatra (1909), Scheherazade (1910), Narcisse (1911), and many others.

In 1922, Bakst visited the USA under the patronage of philanthropist Alice Warder Garrett.

Art nouveau, abstract, design, graphic, blue, white, lilac, purple, orange, black, terracotta.

maggs326 commented on February 14, 2013 10:49am
TaLins commented on February 14, 2013 11:23am
Amen and so true, beautiful as always Patricia!
Ordiraptus commented on February 14, 2013 11:43am
Patricia Howitt commented on February 14, 2013 12:06pm
Thank you so very much maggs, TaLins and Ordiraptus. Have a wonderful evening: it's morning here!
Catspaws commented on February 14, 2013 12:27pm
true,nice tones
Patricia Howitt commented on February 14, 2013 6:05pm
Hi catspaws - many thanks for that!! :-)
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