The Pilgrim
Costume Design for the 1912 Ballet "Le Dieu Bleu" (The Blue God)

Léon Bakst, Russian, 1866 - 1924

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
1922

Medium:
Opaque watercolor, metallic paint, and graphite on laid paper

Dimensions:
Sheet: 26 1/2 x 19 1/4 inches (67.3 x 48.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1955-96-3

Credit Line:
Bequest of Margaretta S. Hinchman, 1955

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Léon Bakst (born Lev Samoilovich Rosenberg) was a celebrated stage designer. This costume design for the 1912 ballet Le Dieu Bleu (The Blue God), based on a Hindu legend, demonstrates Bakst’s talent for harmonizing fluid line with brilliantly unconventional color to transport the dancer into the magical world of the stage.