Throw Pillow

Success : to Léon Bakst

by Patricia Howitt

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.

mixed-media painting graphic-design pattern