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[bahkst] /bɑkst/
Léon Nikolaevich
[lyi-awn nyi-kuh-lah-yi-vyich] /lyɪˈɔ̃ nyɪ kʌˈlɑ yɪ vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA),
1866–1924, Russian painter and designer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Go in for a gay riot of colour, such combinations as are known as Bakst colouring,—if that happens to be your fancy.

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

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

    Woman as Decoration Emily Burbank
  • Bakst, the Russian artist, is a name all have come to know because of the bizarre effects he creates for the stage.

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

    Woman as Decoration Emily Burbank
  • Bakst's palace was built for dreadful deeds; no one, I am sure, could ever feel safe in it.

    The Russian Ballet Ellen Terry
  • Bakst, Rheinhardt and Granville Barker have taught us the new colour vocabulary.

    Woman as Decoration Emily Burbank
British Dictionary definitions for Bakst


/Russian bakst/
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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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