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Aleksandr Benois

Aleksandr Benois - 1896 till 1899 lived in France There he...

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Aleksandr Benois (1870-1960) Russian painter and stage designer Aleksandr Benois was born in a family of a St. Petersburg architect. He grew up in an atmosphere of love and respect for the arts. One of his brothers was also an architect and the other an excellent watercolorist. In 1894, Benois received a law degree from the St. Petersburg University and from
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Unformatted text preview: 1896 till 1899 lived in France. There, he became fascinated with the life of Versailles and the epoch of Louis the XIV. Researching the period, Benois discovered the memoirs of the Count Louis de Saint-Simon, an eyewitness of the Sun-King's last years. Later, he used the memoirs for a series of paintings about life in the king's favorite residence....
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