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Beautiful Sketches of the costumes of the legendary artist are presented in the Museum of Theater and Music.

In 2016 the world celebrated the 150th anniversary of the birth of the legendary artist Leon (Lev) Bakst — famous Russian stage designer and illustrator. After months of travelling around the world his works is now returned home.

In the St. Petersburg State Museum of Theater and Music a rich collection of the artist’s oeuvre can be seen — from the early projects for the Imperial Theaters to one of the last works for the production of Sergey Diaghilev's Sleeping Beauty. The exposition includes drawings, costumes, postcards, photographs and porcelain items, also the scenography for the ballet-pantomime “The Heart of the Marquis” is on the display for the first time. The visual series is complemented by the image of Ida Rubinstein’s Cleopatra and the “Bayadere with a Peacock” for Sergey Fokin's ballet “The Blue God”.

The art of Bakst largely influenced theatrical art all over the world. It became an outstanding example of a thoughtful combination of experiments with form and interest to the artistic tradition of the Ancient East and antiquity.

The exhibition at the Museum of Theater and Music will last until August 20, 2017.