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Chéret-- Jules
Les Ma?tres de l'Affiche, 1895-1900.
COLOURFUL PICTURE OF THE BELLE ?POQUEBelle ?poque posters in small sizes, from "Les Ma?tres de l'Affiche: publication mensuelle contenant la reproduction des plus belles affiches illustr?es des grands artistes, fran?ais et ?trangers". Lithographs printed in colours published between 1895-1900. Size (paper): each 40 x 29 cm.The Maitres de l'Affiche series was the direct result of international interest in posters and poster artists that reached its height in the mid-1890s in Europe and America. The masterpieces of artists like Jules Ch?ret, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Alphonse Mucha transformed commercial advertisements into an esteemed art form worthy of public adoration and scholarly pursuit. Along with the decade's wave of poster journals, books, and exhibitions came a serious desire to collect the artworks for personal enjoyment and study -- but the sheer size of posters made storage awkward and often times impossible.The Maitres de l'Affiche ("Masters of the Poster") series was born of this dilemma. By offering subscribers reductions of the era's most important posters, collectors and enthusiasts were able to build miniature archives of posters from around the world. The complete Maitres de l'Affiche series boasted 256 expertly produced miniature lithographic plates representing the best of the Belle ?poque. During its five-year run from late 1895 to 1900 the series was hugely successful, and it continues to be popular today, offering experts and novices alike a convenient and dazzling overview of some of the finest achievements in poster art.It is not surprising tha … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE [Netherlands]
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