1866, Hrodno - 1924, Paris

Autumn (Vase)


This painting offers an excellent example of how the World of Art regarded a work of art as an aesthetic game. Placing his “portrait” of the deceptively anthropomorphic vase in the foreground, Léon Bakst diverts the viewer’s attention away from the small and sorrowful figures making their solitary ways along the winding paths. These two doll-like figures are intended to represent the artist and his wife Lyubov Gritsenko. This lyrical charade tells the story of the complex upheavals of the artist’s personal life.

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