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  1. Lé·on Ni·ko·la·e·vich [lyi-awn nyi-kuh-lah-yi-vyich] /lyɪˈɔ̃ nyɪ kʌˈlɑ yɪ vyɪtʃ/, 1866–1924, Russian painter and designer.
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Historical Examples

  • Bakst, the designer of the dcor and costumes, had come for the rehearsals.

    An Autobiography

    Igor Stravinsky

  • Noah's arks, big enough to be lived in if the animals would move up, seemed to have been painted with Bakst colours.

    Winnie Childs

    C. N. Williamson

  • Plate 23 in this collection shows a woman whose costume in outline might have been taken from Bakst or even Vogue.

  • Bakst in Russia translated it into terms of art, and made the Ballet Russe an amazing, enthralling vision!

  • Bakst, Rheinhardt and Granville Barker have taught us the new colour vocabulary.

British Dictionary definitions for bakst


  1. Leon Nikolayevich (lɪˈɔn nikaˈlajɪvitʃ). 1866–1924, Russian painter and stage designer, noted particularly for his richly coloured sets for Diaghilev's Ballet Russe (1909–21)
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