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Rachel Strong by Léon Bakst 1924 Postcard | Zazzle #Sold!


Orientation: Postcard Dimensions: 4.25″ x 5.6″ (portrait) or 5.6″ x 4.25″ (landscape) Full color CMYK print process Double sided printing for no additional cost Postage rate: $0.34 Paper Type: Matte The most popular paper choice, Matte’s eggshell texture is soft to the touch with a smooth finish that provides the perfect backdrop for your chosen […]

First Night Design | Rachel Strong by Léon Bakst 1924 #Cards #Prints | First Night Design


FROM THE ARCHIVE 28 August 2015 The Russian designer and painter Léon Bakst (1866–1924), born Lev Samuilovich Rozenberg, is more generally known for his luscious costume and set designs for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes as witness S… Source: First Night Design | Rachel Strong by Léon Bakst 1924 #Cards #Prints | First Night Design Take care […]

First Night Design | Rachel Strong by Léon Bakst 1924 #Cards #Prints


The Russian designer and painter Léon Bakst (1866–1924), born Lev Samuilovich Rozenberg, is more generally known for his luscious costume and set designs for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes as witness Schéhérazade. When I discovered his magnificent portrait of Rachel Strong, the future Countess Henri de Buazhelen, on Wikimedia, I was entranced and knew I had to […]

First Night Design | I Give You Schéhérazade, Léon Bakst & the Ballets Russes


Who can resist the work of Léon Bakst? Not I. The Russian artist was responsible for the gloriously exotic costumes worn by the dancers of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes and the accompanying illustrations that adorned the programmes. If you’ve come to know me at all, you will not be surprised that I have now restored the Wikimedia image of the Schéhérazade […]

“Black Stallion” Contrast Tanks by Sarah Vernon | Redbubble


Features / Art Universe 3 March 2016 / Crosses, Crafts & Collectibles 27 January 2016 / New Creations 24 January 2016 / Artists with Disabilities 23 January 2015 / Creation 17 January 2016 / Everyday Women 14 January 2016 / Visual Texture 12 January 2016 / Pixelations 10 January 2016 / Created in Photoshop with […]

First Night Design | Nijinsky dans La Peri — Ballets Russes #Vintage


Nijinsky dans La Peri — Ballets Russes Greeting Card by FirstNightVintage Now here’s a vintage ballet theatre programme illustrated by Léon Bakst that I haven’t played with! I bought it from Mindy Sommers at Vintage Stock Art and gave it a soupçon of restorative magic so that you can buy it as a greeting card, postcard, […]

First Night Design | ‘Horses make a landscape look beautiful…’ #Art


Created in Photoshop with a Bakst illustration from Wikimedia and a texture by Lenabem-Anna J, which I adapted with one of my own textures. Black Stallion Greeting Cards at Zazzle by FirstNightDesign “It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.” Adlai E. Stevenson II Black Stallion Throw Pillows […]

First Night Design | Contemplation #Art


‘Girl Wearing a Kokoshnik in Profile’ is a Léon Bakst painting in a private collection, which I downloaded from Wikimedia and blended with a handwritten document, also from Wikimedia, and a texture from Kerstin Frank. The kokoshnik (Russian: коко́шник; IPA: [kɐˈkoʂnʲɪk]) is a traditional Russian head-dress worn by women and girls to accompany the sarafan, primarily […]

First Night Design | “My arms are too long!” #Art


I’ve called my latest piece Woman in Black, not because she is dressed in black, but because the scene I’ve created reminds me of Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black. If you’ve only ever seen the stage adaptation (still running in London at the Fortune Theatre), I strongly recommend reading the book: it is genuinely intriguing, […]

First Night Design | Those Were the Days | The Café Royal


The Café Ž Royal, London by William Orpen (1912) © First Night Vintage—Available as Posters, Cards, and Prints There were many disadvantages to living in the early years of the 20th century, not least the coming of the ‘War to End All Wars’, which was anything but. Nevertheless, I can’t help dreaming of swanning around […]