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Alexandre Benois Oil Paintings

Alexandre Benois

Alexandre Benois, Russian in full Aleksandr Nikolayevich Benois (born May 4 [April 21, old style], 1870, St. Petersburg, Russia—died Feb. 9, 1960, Paris), came from an artistic family. He was one of the founding members of the "World of Art" group, and was a frequent contributor to the magazine and to the group’s expositions.

Alexandre Benois was Russian theatre art director, painter, and ballet librettist who with Léon Bakst and Serge Diaghilev cofounded the influential magazine Mir iskusstva (“World of Art”), from which sprang the Diaghilev Ballets Russes.

Benois aspired to achieve a synthesis of new western European trends and certain elements of traditional Russian folk art; Mir iskusstva, established in 1899 in St. Petersburg, attacked the low artistic standards of the realist Peredvezhniki Society and the deadening influence of the Russian Academy and stressed individualism and artistic personality. The magazine, which he coedited until 1904, soon exerted great influence on stage design.

Benois began his career (c. 1901) at the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, as scenic designer for the ballets Sylvia and Cupid’s Revenge. When the Diaghilev Ballets Russes opened in 1909, Benois designed decor and costumes for, among others, Les Sylphides (1909), Giselle (1910), andPetrushka (1911), on which he collaborated with Igor Stravinsky. His later works include grand designs for La Valse (1929, Ida Rubinstein Company), The Nutcracker (1940, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo), and Graduation Ball, for which he also wrote the libretto (1957, London Festival Ballet). Among his writings are Reminiscences of the Ballet Russe (1941) and Memoirs (1960). Benois’s collaboration with Stravinsky and Michel Fokine presented some of the greatest dance drama in history and helped found modern ballet.

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