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Léon Bakst
Russian (1866 - 1924) Primary

Potiphar's Wife: Night

ca. 1914
Graphite and Wash on Paper

14 x 9.625 in. (35.56 x 24.448 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2019.4.73
Geography: Europe, France
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Drawings
Culture/Nationality: Russian

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  • ballet - The discipline having to do with ballet, which is artistic dance in which stylized poses and steps are combined with light and flowing figures and movements, such as leaps and turns; often combined with music, scenery, costume, and sometimes pantomime or speech to convey a story, theme, or atmosphere to the audience.
  • Bible stories - Stories paraphrasing Biblical texts or closely based on Biblical events.
  • costume design - Designing clothing, accessories, and ensembles intended to create an appearance characteristic of a particular period, person, place, or thing, especially (but not exclusively) for theatrical performances. For the design of clothing and accessories for personal wear, use "fashion design."
  • costumes - The dress of an actor or actress who is representing a character on stage or in film, or of any other person who is playing a role or impersonating a character, as during Carnevale or Halloween.
  • design - Discipline comprising the creation of conceptual schemes for the organization or appearance of graphic works, objects, structures, or systems.
  • drawing - Producing visible forms primarily by delineation, usually by the direct application of material or instrument to the surface of the support.
  • lamps - Lighting devices having a vessel to contain fuel used as a source of illumination, such as grease or oil. The term also refers to relatively small -- of a size to be placed on or beside a desk or table -- household or office lighting devices that incorporate a vessel of glass or some similar material that encloses the source of illumination, whether a candle, oil, gas-jet, or incandescent wire inside a light bulb. The lamp was invented at least as early as 70,000 BCE, originally consisting of a hollowed-out rock filled with moss or some other absorbent material that was soaked with animal fat and ignited. To refer to the glass bulbs used as a component of electric lamps, use "light bulbs."
  • myths - Individual stories derived from a mythology; distinguished from historical accounts in that they are considered by current scholars to lack a determinable basis of fact or natural explanation; typically concerning a being, hero, deity, or event and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • The Illuminated Night Bryn Mawr College , Nov 15, 2019 – Dec 20, 2019

  • Image Dimensions: 14 x 9.625 in. (35.56 x 24.448 cm)

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