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Léon Bakst (Lev Bakst Samoilovich, originally Leib-Chaim Israilevich Rosenberg; 1866-1924) was a Russian-French painter and stage designer. In 1893 leaves Bakst Russia and moved to Paris where he founds in 1898 the magazine “Mir Iskusstva” (the art world), along with a group of young artists around Alexander Benua, Sergei Diaghilev and Valentin Serov.

Fantasy costume of Dione by Léon Bakst

Art deco costume design. Léon Bakst. Mother of Venus

Fantasy costume design of the mother of Venus, by Léon Bakst.

Fantasy costume of Dione, Mother of Venus by Léon Bakst

‘Fantaisie Sur Le Costume Moderne, Dioné’, By Léon Bakst 1914. 

Dione is in Greek mythology, the mother of Aphrodite. In Roman mythology, she is equated with Venus. Or Dione (Greek Διώνη) is in Greek mythology, the daughter of Atlas and the wife of Tantalus, thus the mother of Broteas, Pelops and Niobe.

Art deco, Art nouveau fashion era.