DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, The fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy 1907, The Art Institute of Chicago, American Art Collection DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, Almina, daughter of Asher Wertheimer 1908, Tate, London, presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes in 1922
Leon BAKST | Costume for a brigand

BAKST, Leon, designer
Russia 1866 – France 1924-12-27
France from 1912, with regular visits to Europe and North Africa
Costume for a brigand
Daphnis et Chloe [Daphnis and Chloe]
yellow with white and green tunic with shorts and belt 1912
Theatre Art
Wool, stencilled
'Zvirev, Kegler' inscribed on garment
Purchased 1973
NGA 1973.270.121.A-C

Bakst designed this costume for Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes production of Daphnis et Chloé. The pure, flat colour and unconstricting geometric design of this tunic was further articulated through the boisterous choreography devised for the brigand characters in this performance.

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