C1897
 ( )

Folies-Berger La Loie Fuller.

This is one of Cheret’s finest works and the most successful of all the many posters created by this leading artist for the great American star, Loie Fuller. Her choice of Cheret for her Paris debut at the Folies Bergere … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Folies-Berger La Loie Fuller.

Date:

C1897
 ( )

Engraver:

Imprimerie Chaix 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

235mm 
x 320mm

Paper Size: 

288mm 
x 398mm
AUTHENTICITY
Folies-Berger La Loie Fuller. - Antique Print from 1897

Genuine antique
dated:

Description:

This is one of Cheret’s finest works and the most successful of all the many posters created by this leading artist for the great American star, Loie Fuller. Her choice of Cheret for her Paris debut at the Folies Bergere was most fortuitous as he was able to catch her light and movement shown in a manner never realized on paper. Absolutely everything works well in this classical Cheret.

“Loie Fuller was a magic spectacle at the turn-of-the-century Paris, a dancer with a unique act, simple in conception but dazzling in execution, in which she draped herself in yards of shimmering, gauzy fabric and swirled around on the stage illuminated by many-coloured spotlights. The result was an iridescent phantasmagoria which fascinated Paris and the rest of Europe for years, made Miss Fuller a major celebrity, and created a whole school of dancing with emphasis on visual effects”

References:  Maitres, 73; Reims, 411; Wine Spectator, 13

Juels Cheret (1836 - 1932)

Jules Cheret (1836-1932) French painter and lithographer who became known as a master of Belle Époque poster art and is recognised as the ‘father of the modern poster.’ Born in Paris to a poor but creative family of artisans. At the of age thirteen, he began a three-year apprenticeship with a lithographer and then his interest in painting led him to take an art course at the Ecole Nationale de Dessin. From 1859 to 1866, he trained in lithography in London and on returning to France, created vivid poster ads for the cabarets, music halls, and theatres such as the Eldorado, the Olympia, the Folies Bergere, Theatre de l’Opera, the Alcazar d’Ete and the Moulin Rouge. In 1895, Cheret created the series Maitres de l’Affiche, a collection of reduced posters of ninety-seven Parisian artists. This series was pivotal in the reassessment of posters being seen as merely advertising works but viewed for the first time as works of art. His success inspired an industry that saw the emergence of a new generation of poster designers and painters such as Charles Gesmar and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

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