Sergei Diaghilev Turns 145 years old today: Google honors him!
Sergei Diaghilev Turns 145 years old today: Google honors him!

A Journey through the life of Maestro,
Sergei Diaghilev:

Sergei Diaghilev is being honored by Google doodle today as he turns 145 years old.

Who was Sergei Diaghilev?


Sergei Diaghilev
Sergei Diaghilev


Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev was the founder of Ballets Russes, a French ballet company that was based in Paris. Even though Sergei Diaghilev was a Russian by birth but he spent major fraction of his life in Paris and other cities of France.

Sergei Diaghilev was a famous choreographer, art director, ballet impresario, and patron and last but not the least a renowned art critic.

March 31st, 2017 marks as the birthday of famous art critic and ballet impresario Sir Sergei Diaghilev.

Ballet Russes, a ballet company founded by Sergei Diaghilev performed throughout the world except in Russia where the society was disrupted by revolution.  They performed through years 1909 to 1930 and hired maestros from all the major art fields. Artists like Pablo Picasso, Vasly Kandinsky, and Henri Matisse worked for Sir Sergei Diaghilev. Eminent designers like Coco Chanel and Léon Bakst worked for Sir Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev as costume designers.

Friday, March 31, 2017 is 145th birthday of the legendary and visionary Artist and cultural impresario, Sir Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev.

Google has always honored legends and never fails to surprise the audience with its creativity.

Sir Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev was born in a rich Russian family in the year 1872 and by the time he had hit his 30’s, he was a celebrated Artisan not only in France, America and Europe but all over the world.

You mentioned his name and Walla everyone knew about his work, since his work spoke volumes and volumes for him. Sir Sergei Diaghilev was known as a cultural attaché for the Russians even though he could never work in Russia due to their revolutionary society. He made world a much better and beautiful place by his work amidst World War 1 when hatred was spawned all over the world and love was a lost cause, he gave birth to art, theatre, fashion and ballet, his own niche.

Sergei Diaghilev was not only an artisan but he was an art collector as well and brought exquisite and rare portraits from all over the world to France. He was never prejudice and did not believe in nepotism instead he introduced talented artists from Moscow to France, America and Europe. His famous ballet company toured throughout the world and with in the short span of twenty years became one of the most noted and influential art group throughout Europe, America and France.

The ballet maestro Sergei Diaghilev and his collaboration Ballet Russes brought together artists and performers of various niche and genre. His shows were very arty yet modernistic for the 20th century. People from all walks of life enjoyed his work and his work became his daunting introduction. Crowd from around the globe, from every class and every profession were amused by his mystical artistry. The work eccentric man had a very short life but in that short life he made sure to leave an eternal impact on modern arts and ballet throughout the world.

Sergei Diaghilev and his collaboration Ballet Russes left the audience mesmerized and scandalized by the beauty and intricacy of their work. Their artists were so unique and rare and their work was flamboyant, embellished with stunning and gripping stage sets, choreography, costumes and performers.

Well what do they say that lives of artists are really short but even in their short lives they succeed in becoming immortal their works that will reside in the core of our hearts and corners of our minds for eternity.

daunting and undefeated legacy.
daunting and undefeated legacy.

Sir Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev took his last breath on 19th August 1929 and left this world at a young age of 57. The cause of Sir Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev’s death was diabetes. It is once in a blue moon that artists like Sir Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev are born who reform the world with their work. Their work may not be recognized throughout their lives but they live as a daunting and undefeated legacy.

Today Google Doodle has privileged Sir Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev, the Russian artisan for his unrewarded contribution to arts, ballet, theatre and Russian Culture.

While the world was spewing hatred in the tough time of World War 1, it was Sir Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev who spread love through his work. His work was beyond cultures and nepotism, for him art was his niche, his forte, his religion, his love and his passion!

Had it not been for Sir Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev we would have missed on the modern day exquisite ballet which was reformed by no one other than Sir Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev.

Let us take a moment to praise this maestro for his work and his substantial contribution to modern day theatre. We surely miss you Sir Sergei Diaghilev