What is Diaghilev famous for?



2017-03-31T12:12:50.390Z
2017-03-31T12:12:50.390Z

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What is Sergei Diaghilev, featured on a Google Doodle, famous for?

Diaghilev was a Russian art critic, patron, ballet impresario and founder of the Ballets Russes, from which many famous dancers and choreographers would arise. His biographer Sjeng Scheijen said of Diaghilev: ‘He brought Russian art out of years of stagnation, championed international symbolism, art nouveau, the Arts and Crafts movement and Russian neonationalism, and revived forgotten aspects of Russia’s artistic past.’

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